UNIV - Research Specialist II - Pharmacology

  • R-0000002769
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Laboratory
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

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Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Research Grant

Department

CC001032 UNIV | COM PHARM Administration CC

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

University-05

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a research technician with experience in analytical chemistry or protein biochemistry to assist with quantitative proteomic projects in the MUSC Mass Spectrometry Facility and Proteomics Center. Diligent record keeping, sample tracking, and attention to detail required. Must work well with a team and interact with MUSC investigators. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Training in LC-MS/MS mass spectrometry instrumentation, proteomics, and software will be provided.

Job Description

We are seeking a research technician with experience in analytical chemistry or protein biochemistry to assist with quantitative proteomic projects in the MUSC Mass Spectrometry Facility and Proteomics Center.  Diligent record keeping, sample tracking, and attention to detail required.  Must work well with a team and interact with MUSC investigators.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.  Training in LC-MS/MS mass spectrometry instrumentation, proteomics, and software will be provided.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for interacting with MUSC investigators and clients requesting services provided by the MUSC Mass Spectrometry Facility and Proteomics Center.  Diligent record keeping, sample tracking, and attention to detail required.  Weight:15%

Responsible for biochemical preparation of samples for protein characterization and LC-MS/MS-based quantitative proteomic experiments.  Weight:35%

Operation and efficient use of nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS ThermoScientific Orbitrap instrumentation.  Perform project-specific database searching and computational proteomics. Weight:25%

Responsible for preparation of reports and assisting clients with publications. Weight:10%

Responsible for daily operations including ordering supplies.  Weight:10.0%

Participates in weekly laboratory meetings, journal club, and training workshops.  Weight:5.0%

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science and one year work experience directly related to the assigned research area.
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)
 

Additional Job Description

A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science and one year work experience directly related to the assigned research area.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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