Intern (Microbiology)

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Updated: June 21, 2018
Job ID: 214032
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Intern to support the Microbiology and Immunology, located at (USUHS). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services.
Responsibilities are to provide routine semi-technical work involving a variety of laboratory support duties. Work involves performance of a variety of laboratory tasks of minimal complexity to assist in the maintenance and operation of a research or analytical laboratory. Will gain hands-on experience in application of cellular and molecular approaches such as PCR and flow cytometry that are currently being used to examine the pathogenesis of infections. Specifically, this position will assess the changes in genes and cellular markers in cells from various tissues following infection.

  1. 1. Assists in assembling equipment and in preparing materials for experiments. Prepares samples for processing, isolates RNA and performs qPCR assays, prepares reagents, solutions, and culture media, assists with other laboratory assays.
  2. Assists other lab staff and the PI in maintaining and stocking the laboratory, maintains and provides custodial care for laboratory specimens, slides, models, equipment, supplies, and glassware.
  3. Assists in conducting semi-routine experiments and analyses.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment and supplies, experience in PCR assays, ability to follow detailed instructions and ability to handle multiple tasks.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High school or College coursework

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of laboratory experience.

Physical Capabilities: Handles glassware and chemical solutions; fills Liquid N2 tanks, stocks supplies.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.