UNIV - Research Specialist I- Medicine: Nephrology

UNIV - Research Specialist I- Medicine: Nephrology Job no: 510385
Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Dept of Medicine
Sub Department: UNIV-2220700-Nephrology
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:10Perform biological sample collection assisting other lab personnel as needed.Essential10Perform genotyping procedures to characterize rat colonies.Essential15Assist lab personnel with animal survival and non-survival surgeries and administer study relevant treatments and medications.Essential15Conduct research using techniques which include cell culture, gel electrophoresis, PCR, RT-PCR, preparation of protein lysates, western blotting, densitometry analysis, plasmid prep, cell transfections, and immunofluorescence microscopy.Essential15Record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results.Essential20Rat colony maintenance that involves breeding, husbandry, metabolic cage collections and cage cleaning, if needed, and maintaining appropriate records and tracking animals.Essential5Carry out assigned duties for ordering and maintaining supply of inventories.Essential5Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment used in research.Essential5Participate in meetings with principal investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data.Essential

Job summary: Dr. Ilatovskaya studies the role of electrolyte transport in controlling cardiorenal function and blood pressure in health and disease. Specifically, this laboratory is investigating the regulation of ion channels and transporters in the hormonal aspect of salt-sensitive hypertension, ARPKD and diabetes. The lab utilizes in vivo and in vitro techniques to investigate these phenomena from the molecular to the whole animal level using cell cultures and animal models, state-of-the-art confocal microscopy, chronic blood pressure monitoring and other sophisticated techniques.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: Hourly

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years work experience in a clinical or research setting; a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science may be substituted for the two years of required experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate should have basic knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, and be willing to work with animal models and experience at any level will be an advantage. Experience with PCR or Western Blotting techniques is highly desirable. The successful candidate should possess good analytical, communication and management skills. This position also requires excellent communication and logical reasoning abilities, and frequently working with others in a team. Curious, flexible, self-motivated, and reliable individuals are encouraged to apply to join our dynamic team. Flexibility in hours is expected for the care of the animals.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

Opening date: 26 Oct 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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