Scientist
Dynamac Corporation - Moffett Field, CA

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The position of staff scientist/lab manager will entail working closely with the Principal Investigator, postdoctoral fellows, and other student interns to meet research objectives in the area of skeletal biology to better understand the influence of the space environment on the skeletal system and to advance space exploration by achieving new scientific discoveries in the biosciences. The research focuses on elucidating the effects, mechanisms and prevention of adverse skeletal consequences of weightlessness and ionizing radiation.

This position will include responsibilities to;
  • Perform and manage ground-based, skeletal biology research, including (but not limited to) microcomputed tomography, biochemical analyses (e.g. elisa), gene expression analyses, microscopy; both animals (mice) and cell culture are used. Plan and conduct rodent and cell culture experiments, perform statistical analysis of results, prepare results for presentation.
  • Perform literature searches, analyze scientific literature and report findings in written and oral form.
  • Develop, test and troubleshoot new techniques and methods for application to research problems.
  • Perform tasks related to lab administration, maintenance of lab safety, and purchasing, as needed.
  • Train and supervise students and others in research methods and procedures (e.g. technical procedures, administrative tasks, lab research record keeping, data processing and analysis, dissection).
  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and competitive grant applications for submission.
  • Assist in defining and developing current and future studies/project scope, objectives, priorities, budgets, and schedules.
  • Lead/supervise experiment teams and serve as team member in experiments led by other lab members.
  • Serve as technical liaison with both internal and external collaborators.
  • Travel off-site to Brookhaven National Laboratory where some experiments are conducted (once or twice per year, required).

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in biology
  • Three years experience conducting life sciences research and lab management experience.
  • Research experience using biostatistics, rodent animal models, cell biology and molecular biology.
  • Successful demonstration of lab management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or PhD level degree in the field of biology
  • At least three or more recent peer reviewed papers in nationally recognized publications.
  • Experience in skeletal biology.

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