Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Research Specialist to participate in Drosophila experiments and oversee day to day lab operations and supply.
The research specialist will collaborate closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) or senior research staff to design and perform, using standard lab techniques, Drosophila experiments to meet project objectives. The specialist, with limited supervision, will be expected to collect and analyze data from the experiments and present the results at regularly scheduled lab meetings. Research includes: Drosophila genetics, Drosophila histological analysis, molecular biological analysis including PCR, cloning, preparation of constructs, RNA isolation, and prepping biological material. The research specialist will also be expected to assist with general lab maintenance including the generation and prepping of reagents; maintenance of Drosophila stocks; regular upkeep of laboratory equipment, documentation and processes to ensure regulatory compliance; and ordering supplies for the lab group. At times may be asked to assist with overseeing undergraduate research assistants.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related field and 0-1 year of related experience in research methodologies, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
Familiarity with drosophila research preferred.
Office, Library, Computer Room;
Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table;
Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Internal Number: JR00010873
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