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UNIV - Staff Scientist I - Surgery: Transplant Surgery

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Surgery
Sub Department: UNIV-2270100-Transplant Surgery
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: RESEARCH, Staff Scientist
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 - $58,086.00 - $75,413.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
25Animal Studies: Will participate in animal studies using but not limited to New Zealand white rabbits. These studies will be designed to characterize toxicity and efficacy for vision restoration using the engineered tissues. Data from these studies must be such that it can be included in regulatory IND and NDA data packages for filing with the Food and Drug Administration.Essential
25Bioreactor studies: Will fabricate and operate Corneal perfusion chamber bioreactors to mature and develop the tissues. Bioreactor study characterizations include but are not limited to: Optical coherence tomography, Densitometry Light and confocal microscopic evaluation of engineered tissues.Essential
25Cell studies: In vitro cell culture studies will include evaluation of cell material interaction in terms of but not limited to: Cell viability, proliferation, adhesion and spreading assays and immunofluorescence staining for biomarkers such as: CSSC - CD73, CD90 Keratocan, ALDH3A1, alpha SMA, Collagen type-1, Collagen type I, Keratocan, Lumican, Decorin, and Human growth factor,HGF.Essential
25Material Characterization: Materials characterization will include but is not limited to H-NMR, FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy, HPLC-Mass spectrometry, dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy, mechanical testing, rheometric testing and other hydrogel/biomaterials characterization as needed.Essential


Job summary: MUSC is offering a unique position in the Bioengineering Core of the Transplant Research and Immunobiology Institute. We are seeking a Staff-Scientist Bioengineer to function as an independent integral member of a team of scientists, engineers and clinicians to create an end-to-end clinical translation pipeline for bio-engineered tissue. 


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 - $58,086.00 - $75,413.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: Salaried


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A PhD, MD or equivalent with two years post-doctorate experience.


Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.