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Lab Research Supervisor

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Oklahoma Water Survey within the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science seeks to hire a laboratory coordinator in the area of wastewater-based epidemiology to join a team of faculty, technicians, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. The team was established in the summer of 2020 to monitor levels of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in several locations across Oklahoma. We work closely with local health departments, municipalities, and community leaders. The team's success has led to contracts with the city of Oklahoma City, City of Tulsa, and the Rockefeller Foundation to continue monitoring SARS-CoV-2 and its genetic variants as well as expanding surveillance to other infectious pathogens. We are also monitoring metabolites in wastewater as measures of chronic health issues and illicit drug use. Duties and Responsibilities include: perform molecular methods such as nucleic acid extraction, quantification, serial dilutions, and RT-qPCR; perform and develop assays for pathogen detection including genetic variants; work as part of a team of academic and public health scientists and engineers to monitor SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in wastewater across Oklahoma; oversee and optimize the structure and workflow in a laboratory with routine sample processing and analysis; train lab employees, new employees, and visiting students/faculty on lab safety and protocols; order and maintain lab supplies and equipment; and write reports.Job Duties: -

Perform molecular methods such as nucleic acid extraction, quantification, serial dilutions, and RT-qPCRPerform and develop assays for pathogen detection including genetic variantsOversee and optimize the structure and workflow of routine sample processing and analysis in biosafety level 1 and 2 laboratories Train lab employees, new employees, and visiting students/faculty on lab safety and protocolsOrder and maintain lab supplies and equipment.Record keeping

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Lab Research Supervisor, Healthcare , Norman, Oklahoma

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