UNIV - Staff Scientist I - Microbiology and Immunology

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 2/11/2023

Job Description Summary

A Staff Scientist I position is available to develop cellular therapies for autoimmunity as well as to be involved in cancer biology research. Project involves studies using cell lines, engineered primary cells, human samples, human iPSCs and organoids, and conventional and humanized rodent models. Understanding the role of various cellular proteins in tumorigenesis employing advanced imaging technologies and molecular biology approaches, and novel mouse models will also be involved. Other aspects will include engineered primary immune cell and stem cell for treating various diseases including autoimmunity and cancers. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent and two years of post-doctoral research experience. Candidates with previous experience and publication record in the fields of immunology, inflammation, cellular therapy, and/or cancer cell biology will be given preference.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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Research Grant

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CC000981 COM M&I Operations CC

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Job Description

Job Duties:

30%- Will be involved in in vitro 2D and 3D cell culture, generation of iPSCs and organoids, cell engineering, and experimentation using humanized and conventional animals. 

25%- Immunological and molecular analyses of mouse and human samples, development of novel therapeutic approaches and testing methods, will be part of the job responsibilities.

25%- Data analysis and validation, literature search, preparation of reports and manuscripts, etc under the supervision of the PI.

20%- Involve in /contribute to other research projects and share the expertise on experimentation and data analysis with junior members of the lab. 

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience

A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent with two years postdoctorate experience.

MUSC 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)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

Additional Job Description


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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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Employment Type
Full time
Healthcare & Public Health

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