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Internal Number: 2207850
Research Assistant I - VUMC
Job SummaryThe Laboratory of Dr. Ogden in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has an opening for a Research Assistant I to investigate virus-cell interactions. We study the tropism and genetic 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. Reovirus is rarely associated with human disease but has oncolytic properties.
As a Research Assistant I, you will be expected, under supervision, to set up and conduct experiments and continue research projects following protocols, including the appropriate recording of data and results. You will also assist in other laboratory and research functions, as described below. Prior experience with molecular biology (PCR, cloning, sequencing) or tissue culture would be beneficial but is not required.
ResponsibilitiesUnder direct supervision, the research assistant will:
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