A laboratory research specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Walker to work in translational research studies on multiple myeloma. Dr Walker's laboratory focuses on the genomics and epigenomics of multiple myeloma. For more information about Dr. Walker's laboratory, visit here .
A highly motivated individual is required to perform experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator, and as such should be able to work independently and communicate effectively.
It is expected that 80% of the individuals effort will be spent on carrying out molecular biology research. The remaining time will be on lab organization and safety.
Duties for this role within Dr. Walker's lab may include, but are not limited to, the following:
DNA/RNA extraction from cell lines and patient material.
Accurate logging of patient material in databases.
Maintaining cell lines in culture
Perform transfection and transduction of constructs into cell lines
Performing next generation sequencing library preparations for exome and targeted sequencing, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq.
Performing real-time quantitative PCR, ddPCR, etc.
Maintaining accurate records of experiments and results.
Experience with animal models would be beneficial but is not required.
Communicate with other team members to ensure efficient running of the lab
Update protocols as necessary
Job Summary of the Laboratory Research Specialist role as defined by the University:
Oversees the day-to-day operation of laboratory research by coordinating activities, developing protocols, and monitoring the progression of research projects. Supervises, mentors, and provides training for junior-level staff. May perform complex data analysis.
Fundamental Responsibilities of the Laboratory Research Specialist role as defined by the University:
Leads research activities and protocol development.
Maintains equipment, including preventive maintenance, scheduling repairs as needed, service agreement negotiations, trouble shooting equipment malfunctions, and maintaining an active list of vendors to respond to equipment loss.
Supervises, mentors, and provides training for junior-level staff.
Prepares summary data reports, and creates and maintains databases for storage and analysis.
Ensures compliance with all applicable local and federal regulations.
May design and conduct a wide range of complex experiments.
Bachelor's degree in a science related field
Master's degree in a science related field
3 years of laboratory research experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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