This Research Specialist has to idependently manage and coordinate activities in the lab, so that Dr. Graber and all students, postdocs, etc. can perform their research without disruptions. The successful candidate has to appropriate education and experience to perform the listed job duties and, importantly, to understand the nuances of this research, thus allowing her/him to make critical decisions in the lab when needed. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
1. Inventory/ordering/receiving of equipment, animals and supplies 2. Maintenance and repair of all laboratory research equipment 3. Development and continuous updating of standard operating procedures and protocols 4. Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the design and execution of research projects 5. Selecting, designing,optimizing, and running specialized lab procedures (e.g., Enzymatic Activity Assays, Immunohistochemistry processes, q-rt_PCR, Western Immunoblotting) and conducting experiments in collaboration with the PI 6. Execute, troubleshoot, and analyze results of all lab procedures 7. Preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and preparations based on results from the lab experiments 8. Scheduling and preparing for inspections and other regulatory activities 9. Maintenance of lab records 10. Participation in regular lab meetings to present data and discuss lab business 11. Take the lead role on various research projects in consultation with the PI 12. Other duties as specified by the PI
Special Instructions To Application:
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 400294
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Graber Neuromuscular Physiology Lab in the Department of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University is seeking a full-time (12-month) Research Scientist to manage and coordinate research laboratory activities. The Graber lab investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that lead to the deterioration of physical function, and potential therapies to counteract this process. Further information regarding the facilities and instruments associated with the lab can be found by navigating to the following page: https://cahs.ecu.edu/graberlab
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