RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Posted
Apr 04, 2014

Duties: The incumbent of this position will be responsible for purifying human immune cells subsets as part of the Human Immunology Core. The Resource Specialist is
primarily responsible for the daily operation and associated quality control within a highly-technical resource laboratory. This individual works within a team of
resource specialists, each relying on the expertise, guidance, and precision-orientation of the others. The Research Specialist A recommends and implements and maintains improvements in experiment design and assists in preparation and response to any regulatory inquiries. This team member also regularly performs equipment, reagent and supply validation for any new and improved methods within the laboratory.

If hired at the entry level position, Research Specialist A, after a few months, this individual will meet with clients and set up experiments/ procedures from start to finish. Some experiments can take several days or longer. Tasks are complex, so this person must be capable of interacting well with a diverse group of individuals to establish experiment parameters and variables. Then, he or she is charged with maintaining quality control throughout the duration of each experiment/procedure.

The Resource Specialist B maneuvers easily among all equipment in the lab, is autonomous in monitoring his/her daily work flow, and is able to perform all lab applications/procedures. The intermediate technologist, along with the junior technologist, recommends and implements and maintains improvements in experiment design and assists in preparation and response to any regulatory inquiries. The Research Specialist B is often asked to provide technical methods sections to investigators for publication and/or grant submissions.

Qualifications: Research Specialist A - This position requires a college degree, preferably in science, and 0 to 1 year of hands-on experience in an analogous laboratory situation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent Biotechnical training at an accredited institution is also acceptable.

Research Specialist B This position requires a college degree, preferably in science, and 1-3 years hands-on experience in an analogous laboratory situation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent Biotechnical training at an accredited institution is also acceptable.

Position contingent upon funding.

Reference Number: 40-17085

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: MI-Microbiology-AFCRI

Special Requirements: Background Check Required

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research