SENIOR RESEARCH SPECIALIST Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Division of Animal Sciences
A position that will support the goals and personnel for a research laboratory in the Division of Animal Sciences. The research supports an active and vigorous program in reproductive and developmental biology using a variety of animal and cell models. The position performs a number of laboratory management and technical procedures for the lab. They will assist with the supervision of a few undergraduates and provide basic training in laboratory operation for new trainees.
25% Perform specific assigned laboratory management and support tasks including, but not limited to: ordering and stocking; equipment maintenance; record keeping and accounting; database organization; inventory monitoring; preparation and shipment of samples; meeting and corresponding with technical representatives; development and maintenance of safety protocols; maintenance of lab operations; managing lab safety; maintenance of standard laboratory procedure protocols; and storage/archiving of samples.
50% Conduct routine lab procedures including making stock solutions, RNA and DNA purification, conventional and real-time PCR, tissue embedding and sectioning, immunohistochemistry, and equipment cleaning and maintenance.
20% Assist with studies of reproductive and developmental biology using small animal models.
5% Assist with the supervision of a few undergraduate students in the lab and train new graduate students and fellows with laboratory procedures.
Salary: $47,476.00 - $73,374.00/Annually
University Title: Senior Research Specialist
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with some occasional weekends.
A Bachelor's degree and relevant experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
M.S. degree in life sciences major and minimum 2 years experience in research lab with bench science.
Experience in conducting independent research in biology or related field of life sciences.
Demonstrated knowledge of research philosophies, principles and techniques.
Proficient in verbal and written communication skills.
Practical knowledge about the applications of scientific principles.
Excellent research abilities
Computer and internet application skill proficiency
Experience with most or all of the following
Cell and tissue culture
Conventional and real-time PCR
Gel electrophoresis and Western blotting
Animal care and maintenance
Contributing to scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.
Coursework in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry.
Ability to work independently and with a team.
Move and transport equipment
Operate laboratory equipment
Move and transport small animals
Application, Resume, Cover Letter
This position will purchase supplies to meet the needs of the laboratory. They have permission to spend up to $10,000.00 per month on supplies.
The individual will be supervised by an Assistant Research Professor and interact with other laboratory staff and graduate students in the laboratory as well as undergraduate workers. The individual will also interact with staff and faculty within the Division of Animal Sciences and across the Columbia campus.
The position will make decisions with the input of other laboratory members that have a vested interest. The lab leadership and the person in this position have the freedom to implement research directions in a way that meets the overall goals of the laboratory.
The individual in the position is expected to use all available resources to make decision or recommendations and solve problems. Those resources include other laboratory personnel, personnel in other labs on the campus, and the online internet resources.
The individual in the position is expected to use all available resources to make decisions or recommendations and solve problems. Those resources include other laboratory personnel, personnel in other labs on the campus, and the online internet resources.
The individual in the position will have regular contact with laboratory leadership as well as other laboratory members to achieve laboratory goals. Additionally, the individual will interact with ohter research entities on campus as well as technical representatives.
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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