The Senior Research Specialist performs a broad range of biological tests and procedures using standard scientific techniques and methods; and recording, analyzing and reporting results for the Regional Biocontainment Lab.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and executes assays to measure and detect viral replication in cell lines and animal tissues and/or fluids.
Designs, optimizes and/or validates all assays using appropriate instrumentation.
Utilizes MS Office Suite Products and statistical analysis tools to analyze and present data.
Measures the response of viruses or viral proteins to antiviral drugs. Explores the response of other pathogens of interest to antiviral drugs. Supports all aspects of in vitro or animal studies of pathogens for life history or vaccine and drug studies.
Builds and/or obtains the reagents and technical approaches required for the work.
Publishes and presents data in papers and at internal/external meetings.
Develops protocols and/or Standard Operating Procedures for all techniques utilized if required.
Manages equipment service inspections and equipment validation process. Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents needed to perform scientific experiments for entire lab.
Performs general laboratory housekeeping tasks.
Monitors budget for supplies, travel, and equipment.
Completes data analysis, including statistical analysis and prepare reports.
Perform other duties as otherwise assigned.
Internal Number: 209386
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.