• Lead Research Specialist

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Core Labs
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
  • Description


    • Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures. Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.
    • May assist in protocol design.
    • Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
    • Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.
    • Analyzes and interprets results of studies.
    • Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.
    • Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.
    • Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.
    • Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.
    • Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.
    • Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.
    • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.




    Additional Details

    Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules in the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (IEMC). Requires independent judgment in applying scientific technique. Operate and maintain cryo-electron microscopes and associated equipment. Sets up experiments and assists core users as prescribed by a supervisor (Core Director or Scientific Director). Experience in electron microscopy is preferred but not required. Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases. Compiles data and records results of studies for IEMC customers. Performs related responsibilities as required by the Core Director and Scientific Director.


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