UNIV - Research Specialist I - Surgery: Cardiothoracic Division

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Surgery
Sub Department: UNIV-2270200-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
10Assist in other procedures as defined by supervisor.Essential
10Develop anesthetic and surgical skills commensurate with full humane care and use of animals with respect to murine cardiovascular surgery.Essential
10Maintain husbandry of murine systems which includes identification and selection of transgenic lines and preparation for cardiovascular studies.Essential
10Maintain inventory, supplies, and database in order to perform data analysis for the murine physiology laboratory.Essential
10Perform biochemical techniques such as: Western blotting, zymography, ELISA, radio-immunoassays, and multiplex assays.Essential
10Provide assistance and engagement in the biochemistry laboratory and the murine physiology laboratory.Essential
10Tissue culture responsibilities include: maintaining multiple cell lines, perform various in vitro experiments including stimulation studies, proliferation assays, and migration assays.Essential
5Collect biological samples for research from experimental subjects and assist in processing as necessary.Essential
5Maintain computer system that holds husbandry information and update research protocols as necessary.Essential
5Maintain inventory and supplies for tissue culture laboratory.Essential
5Maintain tissue culture database and perform data analysis.Essential
5Perform echocardiography on murine systems and maintain data recordings.Essential
5Perform thoracic aortic aneurysm inductions in murine models on a reproducible basis, both in standard strains and in transgenic lines.Essential


Job summary: The purpose of this position is to provide critical research support for the ongoing cardiac surgery research program. This will entail establishing and cultivating tissue culture cell lines, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, ordering laboratory supplies and equipment, and ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: Hourly


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years work experience in a clinical or research setting; a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science may be substituted for the two years of required experience.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)


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