UNIV - Staff Scientist I - Medicine: Nephrology

Charleston, SC
Jan 07, 2019
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UNIV - Staff Scientist I - Medicine: Nephrology Job no: 496522
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 6: $39,960.00 - $56,947.00 - $73,935.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:10Write manuscripts and grants and present work at international meetings.Essential20Genotyping, animal husbandry of Knock-out and Knock-in STRA6, RBPR2 and RDH12 animals.Essential20Perform ERG, OKR and SD-OCT imaging on animals.Essential25Constructing novel STRA6 DNA constructs and cell culture.Essential25Histology, Sectioning, Imaging of Mouse and Zebrafish Retinas.Essential

Job summary: The Division of Nephrology- Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (MUSC) invites a qualified Ph.D. level researcher, preferably from the vision sciences research field, with extensive knowledge and experience in cell and molecular biology for a Staff Scientist position in a Neurobiology/ Nephrology Laboratory. This position is funded by the NIH/NEI and startup funds from the Division of Nephrology/ DoM. Funding is available for 2-3 years and the expected start date is August 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D. graduate and will be experienced in handling small animals (mice and/or zebrafish), Molecular Biology techniques (RNA/DNA isolation, Cloning, Site-directed mutagenesis, TALEN, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, qRTPCR, Western blot), HPLC analysis and Cell Biology techniques (Cell culture procedures, Immunostaining, Confocal microscopy, Cell-based assays).

This position is directed by Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Glenn Lobo. The Laboratory performs basic science research on Vitamin A Receptors for Vision and Ciliogenesis and Exosome production, which is the connection between the eye and kidney, using cell based assays, zebrafish and mouse models. Applicants must have strong written and communication skills and be passionate about conducting scientific research, demonstrate ethics and integrity, and can work as an effective member of a research team.

Interested candidates should E-mail a detailed CV, a cover letter stating your research interests and professional goals, with names and contact information of three professional referees and description of their previous research experience to Dr. Glenn Lobo: [email protected]

For further information, please contact Dr. Glenn Lobo at (lobo[email protected] or 216-210- 3287).

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 6: $39,960.00 - $56,947.00 - $73,935.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: To Be Determined

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A PhD, MD or equivalent with two years post-doctorate experience. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license. Computer literacy. Ability to work rotating shifts as required. Ability to work overtime as required. Ability to learn and use

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

Opening date: 07 Sep 2016 Eastern Daylight Time
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