SR. Research Specialist- RBL
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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Post Date: Jan 16, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Masters
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: immediate
Location: US - Tennessee - Memphis
Job Reference: 17000001P4
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Description
The Regional Biocontainment Lab (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has two positions open for a Senior Research Specialist. The position will perform a broad range of biological tests and procedures using standard scientific techniques and methods; and recording, analyzing and reporting results for BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens. Candidate should have knowledge of Molecular Virology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related discipline. For more information, please contact Dr. Colleen Jonsson and/or the job posting.

Skills
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Virology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related discipline(TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of laboratory and research experience; OR Master’s Degree Molecular Virology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related discipline; Two (2) years of laboratory and research experience. Candidate must be able to pass Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for work with Select Agents and Toxins. Candidate should have knowledge of Molecular Virology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related discipline. Prior experience with molecular, cellular and/or biochemical techniques. Ability to work in a BSL2 or BSL3 environment. Ability to follow protocols and aide in protocol development for standard operating protocols. Ability to conduct effective literature searches, analyze and present data. Demonstrated ability to utilize all MS Office Suite Products, Sigma Plot or other statistical software products. Ability to observe and follow appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and performing Standard Operating Procedures, Good Laboratory Practices requirements and study protocols.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Annual physical exam is required including TB testing, Hep B vaccination or positive titer, tetanus vaccination. Ability to perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods. Ability to sit for extended periods without being able to leave the work area. Ability to stand for extended periods without being able to leave the work area. Ability to climb ladders and stairs in performing the work. Ability to walk for reasonable distances in performing the work. Ability to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs. in performing the work. Ability to pull or push objects weighing up to 50 lbs. in performing the work.


Notes
Colleen Jonsson- email cjonsson@uthsc.edu


Contact Details
Name: Colleen Jonsson
State/Province: Tennessee
Country: United States
URL: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_health_science_center/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000001P4&tz=GMT-06%3A00