UNIV - Research Specialist I - Regenerative Medicine

  • 543301
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Cell Biology & Anatomy
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

FLSA: Hourly

 

Job Summary: The department of Regenerative Medicine is recruiting for a research specialist I. The research specialist I will work under general supervision by the PI and Lab manager and will be part of a basic science research laboratory that focuses on cardiac and skeletal muscle biology and pathophysiology. The position requires motivated, well-organized individuals with excellent communication skills.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $28,216.00 - $40,210.00 - $52,204.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties: 

  • 30% - Independently perform basic molecular biology techniques including DNA isolation, construction, and expression in the cells. - (Essential)
  • 30% - Independently perform biochemical techniques including protein preparation and ligand binding assay. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Independently perform tissue culture techniques including maintenance of the cells and transfection of the DNA plasmids - (Essential)
  • 20% - Perform basic lab maintenance responsibilities including glassware washing, solution making and laboratory organization. - (Essential)

 

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: Previous laboratory experience is considered helpful but not required.

 

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years work experience in a clinical or research setting; a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science may be substituted for the two years of required experience.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

 

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