RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: The Research Specialist A will perform a broad range of experiments in mouse work, molecular and cell biology, and pharmacology. The methods will include: mouse models of lung disease, such as intra-tracheal LPS followed by organ harvest within 24 hours; histology of mouse lungs; flow cytometry of dissociated mouse lungs; pharmacological biodistribution experiments (injecting mice with drugs and harvesting organs to determine drug distribution); production of nanoscale drug carriers according to protocols we already have well worked out.
The Principal Investigator will design experiments, but the applicant will be expected to troubleshoot these procedures as needed. The applicant will also keep accurate notebooks, perform data analysis, and assist in publication preparation. Additional duties will include assisting in experimental design, and participating in general laboratory activities such as lab meetings, ordering, and maintenance.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required in one of the following fields: biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, or other related fields. It is preferable for the applicant to have experience with mouse work, including minor surgeries and collection of tissues. Additional training will be provided as needed, including teaching of the unique aspects
Reference Number: 40-25573
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research