A virology research laboratory seeks an organized, motivated, detail-oriented research assistant with analytical thinking skills and a strong work ethic. In the Ogden Lab, we study the tropism, replication, and diversity of double-stranded RNA viruses of the Reoviridae family, including rotavirus and reovirus. Rotavirus is an important cause of diarrheal disease that results in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of infants and young children worldwide each year. Currently, our lab is interested in exploring the evolution of rotavirus in the post-vaccine era and identifying determinants of species and cell-type specificity for rotavirus, which may be dictated at the level of cell entry. Reovirus is an enteric, neurotropic virus that infects many mammalian species, but causes disease only in newborn animals. Two main themes currently being explored in our laboratory are (i) diversity acquisition mechanisms for reovirus, including functions of the viral RNA polymerase and the frequency and dynamics of reassortment, and (ii) structure-function relationships of the reovirus attachment protein and cellular receptors.
The division of pediatric infectious diseases features nationally and internationally-recognized leaders in vaccine development and vaccine safety, bacterial infections such as pertussis and staphylococcus aureus, viral infections such as influenza and coronaviruses (e.g. SARS), pediatric HIV/AIDS, global health, antimicrobial stewardship, and the care of children with compromised immune systems.
D Day Shift/ NonExempt Position
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Under moderate supervision, the research assistant will:
* Bachelors Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required.