The Ophthalmology Department is seeking a Research Specialist II who willcarry out research on ocular and orbital disease processes.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
This individual will participate in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing a basic and learned knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving ocular tumors and orbital inflammatory disease. These lab-based duties will include:
Contribute to selecting, developing, performing and evaluating research methods; operate appropriate equipment.
Plan and perform tissue culture experiments.
Prepare manuscripts and perform data analysis with co-authorship, may present at national meetings.
Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.
Identify and report problems in completion of routine lab processes.
Careful record keeping of sample information and results to guarantee quality of experimentation.
Troubleshoot technical and experimental issues.
Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages.
Use good practices for data record keeping and analysis.
Maintain cell lines.
Perform mouse colony maintenance and generating mouse strains (breeding and genotyping of mice).
Process tissue for and perform qPCR and PCR, histology, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and immunoblotting.
Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Keep current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, maintain laboratory conditions and other duties as assigned.
Supervise and train trainees and new hires in the lab.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
BS or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related field.
At least 2 years of prior experience in a cell biology or molecular biology.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Experience with pipetting, PCR, and basic chemistry background to be able to make reagents.
Tissue culture experience.
Flow cytometry experience.
Experience with CRISPR gene editing, and metabolism research would be especially beneficial.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to maintain meticulous written records, independently design and carry out experiments, and interpret results.
Ability to read and interpret scientific articles.
Motivation and ability to interpret, troubleshoot and improve experiments.
Excellent communication skills.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Bachelor of Science.
Basic science laboratory work.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 40 hours per week. Some weekends required Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Oculoplastics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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