Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated Research Scientist/Engineer -Assistant. Under the guidance of the Lab Manager and Principal Investigator (Dr. Melissa Barker-Haliski), the Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant will be responsible for performing specialized and complex lab tests, experiments and basic surgical procedures for investigational studies for preclinical neurotherapeutic drug development. While this position will generally follow established standard operating procedures of the research laboratory, the incumbent should be highly flexible and work well in a dynamic research environment. Strong attention to detail is required.
•Assists the Principal Investigator in the implementation and performance of experimental protocols and procedures, as well as the modification of existing techniques for the collection of data. Prepare equipment and rooms for acute or chronic studies, surgeries, or procedures. Under general supervision, operates complex and highly specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in support of research activities for drug development; may instructs others in their use. Assist in the general development of research protocols, modifying and implementing procedures and records. Prepares research results for communication to Principal Investigator. •Lab operations - Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures and experimental procedures. Keeps detailed laboratory notebook records of research studies. •Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature concerning experimental procedures, confers with Principal Investigator concerning implementation of experimental procedures. Performs basic data analysis to prepare reports summarizing experimental research results. • May assist in acquisition of data for manuscript publication, may review the work of laboratory personnel, attend lab meetings and research seminars as relevant to laboratory activities. Prepares other research duties as assigned. •Occasional need for flexible schedule, dependent on research needs
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Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry or other related scientific field, and at least 1 year’s experience in a related area; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired skills: •Excellent records-keeping ability and strong verbal and written communication skills. Works well in a fast-paced team environment. •Excellent grasp of drug dosing and formulation procedures. •High level of accountability/precision for the work product, as well as clear, consistent and timely communication with all team members •Strong attention to detail and self-directed. •Preference will be given to applicants with prior in vivo biomedical research experience and animal husbandry in a training capacity.
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