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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
This position is an integral member of a molecular biology lab with a focus on studies of kidney disease development. They will be primarily involved in collecting and analyzing human tissue samples, rnicrodissecting samples organizing clinical and histological information. In addition the incumbent will be performing research experiments, but also will be involved in directing aspects of the research activities of a laboratory.
A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in science, and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous experience or acquaintance with methods used in molecular biology laboratory is a plus, but not required, especially if the individual is ambitious and highly motivated to learn.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
1) Collect and organize human tissue samples, collect clinical and histological information and organizeÂ
2) Microdissect human kidney tissue samplesÂ
3) Isolate RNA and DNA, measure concentration and examine qualityÂ
4) Perform and genotyping quantitative PCRÂ (
5) Prepare histological slides, cutting and staining of samplesÂ
6) Compile and document research results and assist in data interpretationÂ
7) Operate computer equipment in the collection and tabulation of research resultsÂ
8) Send and receive samples and data interact with collaboratorsÂ
9) Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00016984
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