Research Specialist 1 (Shuman Lab)
Hyde Park Campus
20140 BSD Microbiology
About the Unit
Microbiology is the scientific discipline that examines microbes and microbial diseases. Microbes, small organisms that require microscopic tools for visualization, encompass bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Basic research in Microbiology studies eradication of important pathogens, prevention of human diseases, development of gene therapies and the evolution of new strategies for personalized medicine.
- The Research Specialist performs complex technical duties relating to microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology with bacterial pathogens, develops assays and performs record-keeping.
- Performs laboratory organization and ordering (10%)
- Develops and performs assays and performs record-keeping (40%)
- Performs mammalian and protest cell culture (10%)
- Performs molecular cloning and PCR (20%)
- Performs purification and expression of proteins (10%)
- Performs cell biology imaging experiments (fluorescence and EM) (10%)
- Performs work in BSL-2 conditions
- Maintains all safety training
- Interactive Communication
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a biological or chemical science
- Preferred: Working experience in molecular microbiology, genetics or biochemistry
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Must be sighted and able to read and write
- Must have good manual dexterity and color discrimination
- Must have ability to perform fine motor tasks
- Must have ability to exert 10-25 pounds of force and work with hands
- Must be able to read the scientific literature and keep abreast of technical developments
- Duties are varied and require high organizational ability, careful record-keeping, precise usage of instruments, and an ability to handle multiple tasks
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Job is Exempt?
Drug Test Required?
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Health Screen Required?
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