This position is to provide technical support to NIH-funded research on the pathogenesis of tuberculosis infection and the development and testing of novel vaccines and host-directed therapies for TB. The studies will be performed in vitro and in vivo using mouse model of infection with virulent Mycobacteria. Previous experience using mouse models, work in biocontainment facilities and tissue imaging are desirable. Training in specific BSL2 and BSL3 techniques will be provided by experienced PhD scientists.
- maintenance of BSL3 facility and supervising research in BSL3 using tissue culture and mouse models of infection with virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
- performing mouse infections with virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis, tissue collection and analysis using PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry;
- performing of mouse tissues for imaging including i.v. injections of imaging reagents, preparation of lungs for whole organ imaging and confocal microscopy;
- preparation and testing of the bacterial stocks;
- supervising mouse colony breeding and genotyping.
Bachelors or Masters degree in biological sciences.
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