The ideal candidate should possess skills both in biochemistry/molecular biology research and laboratory management. Research: the successful Research Specialist will plan, develop, conduct and evaluate experiments in molecular biology, developmental genetics, and protein analysis. Methodologies will include sterile technique, RNA isolation and analysis, PCR, gel electrophoresis, microinjection and microscopy. The individual will also prepare laboratory reagents, clean/sterile supplies, and assist students or investigators in performing experiments. Management: responsibilities (in conjunction with the supervisor) for chemical/biological lab hygiene, surveys and documentation, routine purchasing and lab organization, as well as maintaining lab instrumentation. A responsible individual with strong organizational skills is envisioned. The self-motivation to drive an independent research project and cooperative nature to actively collaborate on experiments leading to publication would be optimal.
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Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 958757
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology consists of 10 full-time faculty members that includes some fixed term faculty and one school administrator, 7 full-time Research Specialists, 1 full-time Research Technician, two full-time office Administrators and eight graduate students.
The department teaches Biochemistry to medical and dental students and provides instruction in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to graduate students from multiple departments. A wide variety of specialized courses for graduate students are also taught. The educational objective of the department is to provide a sound basic foundation for students from various disciplines. The graduate program through the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is broadly based to prepare students for careers in academics, research, government, industry and medicine.
In addition to their teaching duties, each of the faculty members has a research laboratory and is expected to perform research in his/her area of expertise. Faculty are expected to apply for grant support and to publish results of their research in professional journals.
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