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.
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.
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