• Senior Research Specialist

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

    The Senior Research Specialist will perform a range of advanced research and laboratory tests and procedures including constructing and cloning recombinant DNA and preparaing recombinantly expressed proteins for biochemical assays.   



    • Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.
    • Devises highly specialized research procedures by applying a knowledge of advanced research techniques and equipment.
    • Provides input to protocol development.
    • Serves as a technical resource for other research personnel.
    • Analyzes and interprets the results of studies.
    • Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.
    • Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts for unique tests.
    • Recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.
    • Provides input into the development of departmental goals and objectives.
    • May assist in grant and other funding application preparation.
    • Review literature for related research developments and techniques.
    • Prepares written materials, charts and graphs on specialized techniques and research results for publication or presentation.
    • Oversees quality assurance of research performed by others.
    • 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 four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


    Additional Details

    Preferred Qualifications (optional):

    • PhD OR Master's degree and five years of experience in a technical or research lab.
    • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.




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