RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: Dr. Andrew Vaughan, a new PI at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, has an opening for a Research Specialist A to help set-up and manage his lab. The lab focus will be on defining and understanding the relevant cell types and molecular mechanisms by which the mammalian lung is able to regenerate after epithelial injury. Especially interested in elucidating the means by which epithelial progenitors contribute to repaired airway and alveolar units after various lung insults (influenza, ARDS, fibrosis).
Duties include but not limited to managing the lab, collecting and preparing data on projects, preparing and assisting the PI with writing of assays and manuscripts, western blotting, DNA gel and other basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, mouse work and colony, assisting with protocol preparations and process, cell culture; cell sorting; microscopy and histology; bioinformatics.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Preference given for prior relevant experiences or education in biochemistry research methods. Previous experience in standard methods including DNA/RNA seq, r, Galaxy, tissue culture, flow cytometry is preferred but can be acquired as needed.
Must have strong work ethics, communication & organization skills; willingness to learn new methods & techniques as the projects evolves.
Reference Number: 58-25776
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Biomedical Sciences
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