RESEARCH SPECIALIST B
Duties: The primary roles of this position are to: 1) facilitate the banking of human samples, and manage its allocation and storage in the Host-Microbial Analytic and Repository Core, and; 2) facilitate microbial culture projects, and targeted metabolomic analysis of samples utilizing HPLC, in the Microbial Culture and Metabolomics Core. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing experimental materials, planning and coordinating the processing, documentation, and cataloging of human specimens. As needed, the candidate would provide direct support to others in the lab. Prior experience in tissue culture, immunochemistry, animal handling and care including breeding, animal tissue harvest and sample processing, microscopy, and molecular techniques such as isolation and quantification of DNA, RNA, and protein, cloning, qPCR, and immunoblots is expected. The successful candidate is encouraged to actively engage in lab meetings, project discussions, and seminars, to further their scientific education and development.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry or molecular biology, or related field and 1 year to 3 years of lab experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must have strong organizational, excellent written and communication skills, and must be reliable; ability to coordinate several projects concurrently is essential. Willingness to learn new techniques is an asset..
Reference Number: 40-28929
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Exempt
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research