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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A/B (Biomedical Sciences)
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
The Research Specialist will be involved in planning and conducting ongoing research to study retrotransposon reactivation in development and disease in a team setting. Research will involve molecular biology and phenotypical characterization of novel retrotransposons deletion mouse strains, testing their developmental and regulatory potential both in vivo and in vitro (and some human cell culture when appropriate), with a goal to discover new therapeutic targets in disease and fertility treatments. The Research Specialist will learn and assist in laboratory experiments, with daily management of laboratory equipment, tools, documentation, and ordering of supplies for ongoing research. At the start, the individual will collaborate closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to learn techniques and experimental set-up to optimize protocols for the lab.
Research Specialist A - will be responsible for the above roles, with a focus on learning research techniques to aid in ongoing projects. The position will require strong organizational skills with ability to efficiently multi-task.
Research Specialist B - position will undertake roles as described above, including similar aspects to RS-A, with the additional expectation that the researcher has greater laboratory experience in order to develop novel research questions for exploration in line with the Lab's focus. This level researcher will eventually make greater contributions to the lab environment, with opportunities to share their work in collaborative settings.
Assist, perform, optimize experiments in cell culture to understand the relevance of targets tested for regulatory potential (including basic culturing, viral transfections, screening, assay preps etc)
Perform specific assays and analysis to test regulaotry potential or drug efficacy using molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (soft agar, western blots, PCR, flow cytometry, IF staining)
Order reagents, supplies, equipment maintenance and keep track of lab databases for projects as needed
Molecular cloning to knock down, overexpress, or CRISPR target genes of interest in order to study their significance in relation to our work
Order animals and animal maintenance to ensure proper housing and care during experiments
Attend collaborative lab meetings, departmental seminars, workshops, and engage in research discussions including writing/editing/literature review for ongoing projects
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Research Specialist A - Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Research Specialist B - Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of experience in research methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$35,568.00 - $50,256.00
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