UNIV - Research Specialist I - Pharmacology

  • 547801
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Pharmacology
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

FLSA: Hourly

 

Job Summary: This position will be dedicated to research tasks to obtain data for the lab. On the research side, projects are centered on investigating how to improve immunotherapy efficacy. Different cell lines and mice will be used as model systems.
The ideal candidate is very well organized and able to create documentation in Word, Excel, and Google Docs. The Research Specialist must be able to work well in a team setting. Previous experiences with mice, cell culture, and bacterial plasmid preps are desired but not required.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $29,061.00 - $41,415.00 - $53,769.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties: 

  • 25% - Perform mouse cancer experiments. Inoculate human and mouse cancer cells into mouse models. Monitor tumor growth and mouse safety, including weights, gait, and food or water consumption. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Biological assays, westerns, DNA isolation, perform microscopy, and analyze data in a reportable format. This will include manipulation of plasmids, bacteria, human, and mouse cell lines. All other methods are standard molecular biology techniques used in laboratories - (Essential)
  • 15% - Maintain mouse colony. Ensure adequate breeders are routinely in stock. Wean pups, perform marking or animals, and genotype during weaning. Coordinate appropriate size of colony with PI and lab members. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Keep exceptional laboratory records including lab and office supply inventory, ordering information, common stocks (plasmids, bacteria, cell lines, and antibodies). - (Essential)
  • 10% - Learn from and train others on specialized lab skills. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Present your research routinely to the lab at lab meetings and participate in lab meeting discussions. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Process orders for the laboratory. Keep the lab safe, clean, and compliant - (Essential)
  • 5% - Maintain and set up laboratory equipment. - (Essential)

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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