The SeniorResearch Specialist designs, executes, analyzes, interprets, and performs avariety of research experiments and projects including data analysis andpresentation, and lab management. This position trains and manages otherlaboratory personnel to assist with and delineate mechanisms involved in thepathogenesis of respiratory infections in hosts with allergic asthma usingadvanced methodologies in immunology, cell and molecular biology, andmicrobiology.
Acts as supervisor in directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff.
Guides, trains, and advises researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.
Maintains an efficient laboratory operation by maintaining orderly up-to-date laboratory records, monitoring and maintaining lab or departmental inventory and orders supplies as required.
Disseminate research data at regional and national meetings.
Maintains proper knowledge and execution of safety procedures.
Participates in weekly lab meetings, departmental, and institutional seminars as directed by the supervisor.
Conducts research projects, oversees other projects in the laboratory, and assists in training laboratory personnel (students, technicians, etc.).
Analyzes and interprets data and results, including quantification of pathogenicity, viral and bacterial titration, sorting, and ELISA/Luminex data, and statistical analyses.
Conduct large animal studies in host-pathogen interactions independently.
Drafts manuscripts and aids in grant preparation.
Conducts literature searches and systematic reviews.
Assumes responsibility for documentation compilation and reporting of experiments.
Maintains accurate dated records of experiments and protocols and presents experimental data in a clear and concise manner.
Aids orientation of new personnel to the laboratory and instructs on use of laboratory equipment as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the laboratory and department.
Internal Number: 187530
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