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Research Assistan: Malaria Genetic Diversity.

Listas Ecologia Biologia ecobio at venezuela.mit.edu
Tue Jun 27 17:02:13 EST 2000


Candidate in this position will be working on a project aimed at
characterizing genetic diversity of vaccine antigen genes of P falciparum
from various places. A Master's level individual with experience in DNA
isolation, PCR,  sequencing and sequence analysis is desired. Interest in
evolutionary biology and/or malaria is desired. The position is advertised
at the Department of Biology, Emory University, Posting No: 125939 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of
specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. Uses
independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques. May
assist in protocol design. Investigates and proposes alternative
experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures. Analyzes and
interprets results of studies. Demonstrates and trains others in the
proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment. Calibrates,
troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.
Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and
compiles findings. Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality
assurance standards. Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes
data and prepares charts and graphs. Monitors the handling, storage and
disposal of hazardous substances. Performs related responsibilities as
required. Employees in this classification may be required to work with,
take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially
hazardous agents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Two
years of research experience.

Please contact:

Ananias A. Escalante
Department of Biology,
Emory University
aescalante at biology.emory.edu

Division of Parasitic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
abe1 at cdc.gov
Phone: 770-4884030  / Fax: 770-4884454

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