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  • Research Specialist / Lead Research Specialist

    Job Number
    30814
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: Genomics Core
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Description

    A highly motivated candidate is sought for either a Research Specialist OR Lead Research Specialist position in the Yerkes NHP Genomics Core.

    *The position level offered will determined based on the qualifcations met by the selected finalist.*

     

    The successful candidate will plan experiments and perform Next Generation Sequencing assays using Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and 10X Genomics platforms. Candidate would be trained and execute a broad array of assays such as RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq, droplet capture, and usage of advanced robotics platforms. Background in biology, immunology or molecular biology is required. Candidate will support several large scale clinical trials and genome sequencing projects. Previous lab experience, particularly in molecular biology or NGS techniques is highly preferred.

     

    RESEARCH SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

    • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
    • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
    • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
    • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
    • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
    • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

    LEAD RESEARCH SPECIALIST JOB 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.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH:

     

    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

     

    ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEAD RESEARCH SPECIALIST, ONLY:

     

    • Two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

     

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