Research Specialist I

Location
Clemson, SC
Posted
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University


Location Long 132
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary - Time Limited


JOB SUMMARY:


The entry level Research Technician position will assist in a molecular parasitology lab studying proteolytic mechanisms of Toxoplasma infection, an eukaryotic parasitic pathogen.


JOB DUTIES:


35% - Essential - Perform and assist in experiments using standard molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, molecular cloning, western blotting, and protein expression and purification.

30% - Essential - Carry out cell culture procedures, in vitro assays and maintain mammalian cell lines and Toxoplasma gondii parasite strains.

15% - Essential - Prepare tissue culture reagents and media. Prepare commonly used reagents and buffers for molecular biology

10% - Essential - Operate various preparative and analytical instrumentations

10% - Essential - Unpack received items, clean and organize the lab. Book-keeping the inventory.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


A high school diploma and work experience in a clinical or research setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


WORK SCHEDULE:


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 04 ($24,000- $29,000)


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

April 10, 2017


CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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