RESEARCH SPECIALIST B/C
Duties: The ideal candidate for the Research Specialist B position will have small animal (rodent) experience, and preferably husbandry, drug and cell injections. Duties include injection of mice with tumor cells, treatment of mice and monitoring tumor development and progression to test the role of Radiation, immunomodulators and cell signaling inhibitors in regulating primary and metastatic growth with the help of post-docs and trained work-study students. Another major duty will be to assist in cell culture experiments and the analysis of cells for survival, migration and gene expression by means of immunoblot, qPCR and Immunofluorescence. Finally, another major duty will act as a lab manager, responsible for ordering supplies and mice. Under the Lab manager duties, he/she will also train new hires in health and safety procedures, ensure lab compliance with chemical and radiation safety and maintaining day-to-day operations of the lab.
Additional duties under Research Specialist 'C' position include performing experiments involving primary or metastatic tumor removal, sectioning and occasionally performing immunohistochemistry; write and maintain animal protocols.
Qualifications: Research Specialist B: Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Research Specialist C: Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination.
Preferred: Strong expertise in animal experimentation and experience in cell culture and molecular biology methods such as cloning, qPCR, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry.
Reference Number: 40-28530
Salary Grade: 025/026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: RO-Radiation Oncology
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research