Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Assistant Research Professional should show evidence of competence in the disciplinary area of the position and demonstrated promise of moving towards excellence in professional leadership, practice, and/or research and scholarly activities as appropriate for the position. As directed, individuals in this track level independently contribute to the planning and design of research and creative projects. He/she performs supporting research and creative activities such as data analysis, monitoring outcomes, performing lab maintenance, and/or performing experiments and creating creative projects. May assist in both short-term and long-term planning and project goals, as well as in research and creative proposals and dissemination of project findings. This is only a representation of possible duties and is not an all-inclusive listing.
Additional Department Summary: A new department within the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), the Department of Bioscience and Biomedicine at the University of Alabama (UA), is excited to invite qualified candidates to a Assistant Research Scientist position to meet its growing research initiatives. We wish to emphasize that this is a highly unique opportunity to recruit new staff to one of the leading teams in the nation in nanotechnology-based oral drug delivery, which is the subject of three currently funded multi-year R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health, UA’s CCHS and the Office for Research and Economic Development will develop a strong partnership to champion this research forward creating extensive opportunities for collaboration across campus, and specifically including the Alabama Life Research Institute as well as the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Duties are specifically related to research activities, require an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment.
The post holder will assist within a research team and undertake research in drug delivery. The research in drug delivery lab seeks to provide customized solutions for different drugs, biological barriers and diseases. (J Am Chem Soc. 139: 7203-7216, 2017; ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9: 25668-25671, 2017, ACS Macro Lett. 6: 161-164, 2017, Chem. Comm. 55: 4761-4764, 2019, Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 317: F1255-F1264, 2019, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2: 3532-3539, 2019). To take this research further, we are looking for a person with a background in molecular genetics, signal transduction and cell biology. Experience in in vitro and in vivo experimentation, Experience in microscopy, histology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Some Experience documented by research publications in the related areas.
The selected candidate will assist with writing grant applications and contributing to ongoing projects. The Assistant Research Scientist will also assist with preparing reports and archival publications of ongoing projects and communicating research results at scientific meetings. Additionally, the selected candidate may assist in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and overseeing laboratory staff engaged on research projects.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Biological Sciences and at least 2 years relevant postdoctoral experience
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Qualifications: Computer literacy including data-bases, standard software platforms, spread sheets and statistical analysis.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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