Research Specialist

State Of Virginia Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 3 days ago

The Research Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day activities required to support the research goals of a drug delivery and nanomedicine lab. Specifically, duties include: - Facilitate research in the laboratory by testing various drug and gene delivery systems in vitro and in vivo; - Test cell functions using relevant biological techniques including cell culture, Western blot, PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA and so on; - Responsible for animal handling and establishing animal models based on project needs and test formulations;

  • Executing prescribed protocols as outlined by supervisor in a timely and organized manner for all projects.

  • Consistently record experimental results in comprehensive laboratory notebooks.

  • Assist in the completion of critical lab functions pertaining to maintaining material and chemical inventories, maintaining a safe laboratory environment, and routine laboratory maintenance.

  • Assist and train research personnel with more complex experiments and procedures.

  • Compile results of experiments and regularly report to supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in biological science; or training and equivalent work experience at a level that equates to a graduate degree is preferred.
  • Some years of experience working in molecular biology labs;

  • Experience or knowledge in chemistry and materials;

  • Experience in nucleic acid analysis (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, recombinant DNA methods);

  • Experience in protein analysis (Western blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry), cell culture and flow cytometry;

  • Experience in animal handling;

  • Experience in maintaining lab and training students; - The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and communication skills;

  • Ability to coordinate and conduct multiple experiments simultaneously; - Must be detail-oriented and have good observation skills;

  • Should have a willingness to learn and use specialized techniques;

  • Ability to establish priorities and to handle multiple tasks, and work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements


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