At the UCHC, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks for assigned research projects, programs, segments in a research setting.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant research protocols, principles and procedures; considerable knowledge of more advanced scientific techniques, such as electronmicrospy, gel electrophoresis, chromatography; considerable knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications, laboratory equipment and procedures; considerable knowledge of a science such as chemistry, biology, microbiology, pharmacology; knowledge of physical and data resources in applicable scientific disciplines; oral and written communication skills, ability to identify, produce, organize, analyze, evaluate, interpret and report complex data.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline, i.e., Biology, Medical Technology, Chemistry, Histology, Biochemistry, Psychology; plus two (2) years of research experience in a relevant discipline. Degrees in other areas may be substituted on a case by case basis.
1. College training in a relevant discipline may be substituted for the general experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelors Degree.
2. A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline, may be substituted for one (1) additional year of experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
Elisa Assays- more than 5 years expereince with troubleshooting, developing and reproducibly executing ELISA Assays.
Some mouse live surgery experience, e.g. assisting with surgery, injections of anesthesia, monitoring vital signs.
Flow cytometry experience - 5 years or more experience performing fluorescent flow cytometry with working knowledge of hematopoetic cell markers, leukocytes, capable of designing panels of antibodies using up to 10 markers.
Molecular biology - more than 5 years expereince in RNA, DNA purification, primer analysis, detection of extremely rare DNA.
Isolation on primary cells from tissue samples.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs research projects independently; may manage grants/budgets; researches literature in order to design experiments; plans and conducts experiments; performs data collection and interviewing; codes data, performs data analysis; contributes to sections of articles for research publication; may perform surgical techniques on animals; may prepare and maintain special media and cultures; may draw blood; may conduct a full range of chemical and microscopic tests and exams, and interpret the results; may manage a laboratory; may make solutions and chemical buffers; performs laboratory maintenance; may train medical/dental students, post docs, fellows in related research techniques; performs related duties as required.
Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to lift heavy objects such as standard laboratory equipment and/or trays/boxes or glassware; may be exposed to such hazards as broken glass, toxic vapors, radioactive materials, and toxic or disease carrying substances.
Schedule: To Be Determined
Full TIme Equivalent Minimum Salary: $60,179.00
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