Research Specialist C, Microbiology Department
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Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C
Job Description Summary
Plans and conducts complex experiments to meet research project objectives. Performs laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Oversee overall management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with content experts to select assessment instruments. adapt existing instruments and develop new instruments and with Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols. Responsible for team performance management and reviews
The candidate will work in the Microbiology Department in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). Our major goals are to increase scientific knowledge in viral infection and immunity fields. Our research is carried out using human and insect models. The candidate will perform a variety of tasks to maintain the laboratory including the production of virus stocks, viral tittering and preparation of reagents for cell culture. In addition, the candidate will perform a variety of viral infection assays, including drug testing and RNAi depletion of host factors, viral tittering, qPCR and immunoblots to monitor viral infection. The ability to perform
other basic molecular assays such as protein and DNA gel electrophoresis and western blotting is essential. The candidate must be capable of maintaining articulate documentation of daily tasks and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
The research requires basic knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines including molecular and cell biology, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Our major goals are to increase scientific knowledge in human autoimmunity and viral immunity fields. Research performed ranges from basic research to conducting pre-clinical research. Our research is carried out using human and non-human primate blood and organs. Research Specialist will be involved in planning, conducting and analyzing experiments aimed to evaluate the immune response to autoantigens and viruses. Research specialist will perform experiments related to the analyses of T and B cell immune responses in animal models including human samples. These studies involve tissue processing, isolation of lymphocytes, immunological assays, flow cytometry, cell sorting and molecular biology techniques such as: PCR, single cell PCR and RNAseq sample preparation. Research Specialist will carry out experiments independently or under the supervision of the lab PI or postdoctoral associates. Availability after standard working hours or on weekends is required. Both positions are contingent on funding.
Research Specialist C: independently design, perform and plan assigned experiments, develop standard protocols and troubleshoots experiments; analyze and interpret results including statistical analysis. Read relevant scientific literature and journals, share the results of research with colleagues through presentations and discussions, help in preparations of presentations and in writing of original manuscripts.
Research specialist C will independently design, perform and plan assigned experiments, develop standard protocols and troubleshoots experiments; analyze and interpret results including statistical analysis. Read relevant scientific literature and journals, share the results of research with colleagues through presentations and discussions, help in preparations of presentations and in writing of original manuscripts.
This position is contingent on funding.
B.A./B.S in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or in adjacent field and at least 3-5 years of post-degree bench laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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