The Research Specialist 1 will work on externally funded projects that focus on upstream regulatory mechanisms controlling tissue growth during normal development and in disease. Our research integrates genetics, genome editing, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and high-resolution confocal microscopy using the premier experimental system for combining these experimental approaches, Drosophila. The Research Specialist 1 will be directly involved in designing, implementing and analyzing experiments under the supervision of the PI and other senior laboratory staff.
The job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
Assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.
Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents.
Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
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Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Prior experience with SDS gel electrophoresis and Drosophila husbandry.
Knowledge of standard research techniques relevant to biochemical and cellular research.
Familiarity with standard laboratory equipment and common data analysis software.
Analytical and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail and organizational skills.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Moderate physical activity which includes reaching for materials, carrying materials, safe handling and manipulation of chemicals and biological materials according to approved protocols, writing, computer use, standing at the bench, and bending at the waist/crouching to access certain pieces of equipment.
Requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, very good manual dexterity and the ability to perform fine motor tasks.
Weekend/Evening hours are occasionally needed.
Resume or CV (required)
Cover Letter (required)
List of 2 references (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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