The Medical Research Scientist will oversee the day-to-day functions of the BSOM Flow Cytometry Core Facility including instrumentation management.
This is a leadership position expected to take initiative in exploring new technologies and give occasional technology seminars. In addition this position will nurture relationships with developers and manufacturers of flow cytometry technology, encourage the use of the facility as a test site for new technology and consult with off-site academic and non-academic institutions regarding the use of flow cytometry to meet their application needs.
The Medical Research Scientist will be responsible for the identification, evaluation, acquisition and/or development of new technology to meet the future needs of an expanding group of principal investigators.
The Medical Research Scientist will train users and also develop training SOPs for new instrumentation or processes as needed and see to its implementation, set up new instruments: rules and regulations, education manual and user training.
The Medical Research Scientist will also be responsible for the following responsibilities:
Developing intramural and extramural funding proposals for new instrumentation
Consulting/contributing to faculty extramural grant applications involving new or existing instrumentation and flow cytometry techniques
Completion of the BD flow cytometry training course pertinent to core instrumentation
Contribute to assay development, quality control processes, and technical validation for users
Train new lab members in relevant techniques and analyses
Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment at regular intervals
Document technical issues and the corrective actions required and completed
Maintain appropriate levels of reagents and consumables
Advertise and give seminars to ECU researchers about the capabilities of the core, both current and future
Attend and participate in conferences to understand new and innovative flow cytometry techniques
Communicate with vendors regarding service contracts, maintenance, and repairs
Develop and update content for flow core facilities website
Communicate equipment status and updates to users and BSOM leadership
Work with BSOM and ECU officials to complete the annual University Core Facility renewal process including the development of service fee schedules
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
This position requires completion of a Master's degree in the biological sciences or related field.
Three years of experience in flow cytometry
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 962537
Organizational Unit Overview:
The BSOM Research and Graduate Studies Office promotes development and facilitation of programs in research and in pre- and post-doctoral PhD training in the biomedical sciences. The office is dedicated to sustaining excellence in graduate education and to strengthening the vital link between research and the educational process. The BSOM Research and Graduate Studies Office has oversight for research activities in the Brody School of Medicine, and coordinates activities with other divisions of the university as they relate to research and graduate studies in a collaborative fashion. The Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, has oversight of the graduate program in the School of Medicine and the its 6 PhD programs and one Master’s in Biomedical Sciences program.
The office oversees research related policy development and implementation, assurance of academic integrity in research endeavors and compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to research, monitors external funding awarded for research and School of Medicine dollars spent to support research, has oversight of core facilities and shared resources, promotes interdisciplinary research between basic and clinical departments, and fosters an increase in external funding of research programs, improvement in research infrastructure, and provides the administration and management of grants/contracts for the Brody School of Medicine.
The primary responsibilities with respect to graduate studies are to develop, facilitate and oversee programs to sustain excellence in graduate education. It has oversight of the doctoral (PhD) programs in the School of Medicine by facilitating recruiting efforts, guiding routine activities such as enrollment and admission, registration each semester, encouraging application for pre-doctoral fellowships, administering graduate fellowships, and ensuring student application for North Carolina residency.
The strategic plan for research at the Brody School of Medicine is to create a culture of inquiry and scholarship that fosters research excellence through mentorship and support of scientists, both physician and basic, and to expand interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research efforts through improved collaboration, communication and effective utilization of resources.
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