Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General Purpose of the Job:
An advanced laboratory technician with knowledge and skills gained through education and significant research experience to enable pursuit of independent research projects specific to stem cell biology and fetal development
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to oversee scientific management of the research laboratory, with respect to the RO1 funded project in the PI’s lab.
Manage their own independent research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator
Identify and select best options for scientific strategies and research development based on literature reviews and collaboration with colleagues
Incorporate new technologies into the laboratory
Develop and validation of assays for intestinal stem cell growth and differentiation.
Evaluate options and make decisions regarding the purchase of new laboratory equipment
Contribute to writing of scientific publications and grant applications
Act as a resource for laboratory techniques for post-doctoral fellow and students and junior technicians
Identify problems and propose and implement plan for solutions
Essential Job Functions
Extracts scientific information from literature/lectures/seminars and translates into productive contributions to lab interests.
Problem Solving Skills:
Identifies problem areas and proposes and implements plans for solutions.
Draws upon extensive experience and collaborative resources to make decisions.Make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction; considers resources and lab priorities when making decisions.
Exercises authority and intervenes to resolve scientific and administrative issues.
Provides constructive guidance to entry-level and peer lab members in a collegial manner.
Performs constructive self-assessment and solicits feedback from faculty and/or other lab members as appropriate.
Requires advanced professional and scientific communication skills.
Ensures PI is informed of laboratory activities as required, generally with limited reporting opportunities.
Defines clear expectations for all laboratory members.
Develops the laboratory team by interacting with, guiding, and mentoring all laboratory members; provides appropriate constructive guidance and mentoring to senior laboratory members.
Responsible for managing and coordinating the structure within the laboratory to accomplish all activities.
Manages personnel with consistency and diplomacy.
Establishes standards for job expectations and ensures accountability of all laboratory members.
Encourages and inspires team goals and achievements.
Supervises entire laboratory group and/or several projects involving many laboratory members.
Efficiently manages the team by identifying and developing the potential of each laboratory member; develops training exercises to improve overall competency of individuals and the team in the lab.
Innovation and Change Skills
Incorporates scientific innovations regarding protocol development and research goals.
Proposes ideas for new projects to PI.
Makes changes in laboratory consistent with increasing productivity and decreasing cost.
Act as central resource for administrative policies; translates policy changes into the laboratory workplace.
Education:Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field. Master’s in Science, Biotechnology or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience: Minimum of four years in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques. In-depth scientific knowledge and demonstrated competency in required assays and techniques.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225; commensurate with experience. Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8-4:30 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003189-SOM Sur Pediatric Surgery Personnel area: School of Medicine
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