UNIV - Research Specialist I - Neurosciences

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

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Posted Date 8/03/2022
Description Job no: 547350
Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Neurosciences
Sub Department: UNIV-2258000-Neuroscience - Research And PI
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 4: $29,061.00 - $41,415.00 - $53,769.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The laboratory of Dr. Stefano Berto in the department of Neuroscience at MUSC is seeking a highly motivated individual to join his group focused on stem cell neurogenomics. The Berto lab uses neurogenomics, single cell multiomics, and iPSC in-vitro isogenic models to uncover pathways affected in neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism or schizophrenia. The successful candidate will have a strong analytical background with attention to detail, significant experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques, interest in brain development, evolution and/or neuropsychiatric disorders. The candidate will provide assistance to the Principal Investigator and must be able to conduct relatively independent molecular biology research. Job duties involve supporting the lab in maintaining iPSCs cultures, do basic imaging and molecular experiments, manage inventory/ordering, and provide training and support to laboratory staff. This position holds the possibility of part-time remote work.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $29,061.00 - $41,415.00 - $53,769.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:

  • 35% - Maintain human iPSCs cultures. Apply differentiating methods to convert iPSCs in neurons and organoids. Routine examination, feeding, splitting, and passaging of cells daily is required during weekdays. All in-vitro work requires proper hand-written record or by using a digitalized protocol database. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Assist laboratory staff with routine laboratory procedures. This includes basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, imaging, immunohistochemistry, aliquot media, and reagents for common laboratory use, utilizing appropriate sterile technique. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Work with the PI and Berto lab team to streamline ordering, receiving, tracking, and control. Manage chemical inventory and coordinate hazardous waste pick-ups. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Define and maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records, procedures, protocols, and laboratory equipment in digitalized or hand-written version. Track all safety training and certification records; reach out as expiration dates approach and as new colleagues join. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Assist with training of undergraduate and graduate students, and other laboratory personnel. Respond to occasional lab emergencies in a timely manner (i.e. a freezer malfunction), sometimes during off-hours. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Additional duties/requests of the PI. - (Essential)

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)

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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FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The laboratory of Dr. Stefano Berto in the department of Neuroscience at MUSC is seeking a highly motivated individual to join his group focused on stem cell neurogenomics. The Berto lab uses neurogenomics, single cell multiomics, and iPSC in-vitro isogenic models to uncover pathways affected in neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism or schizophrenia. The successful candidate will have a strong analytical background with attention to detail, significant experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques, interest in brain development, evolution and/or neuropsychiatric disorders. The candidate will provide assistance to the Principal Investigator and must be able to conduct relatively independent molecular biology research. Job duties involve supporting the lab in maintaining iPSCs cultures, do basic imaging and molecular experiments, manage inventory/ordering, and provide training and support to laboratory staff. This position holds the possibility of part-time remote work.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $29,061.00 - $41,415.00 - $53,769.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:

  • 35% - Maintain human iPSCs cultures. Apply differentiating methods to convert iPSCs in neurons and organoids. Routine examination, feeding, splitting, and passaging of cells daily is required during weekdays. All in-vitro work requires proper hand-written record or by using a digitalized protocol database. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Assist laboratory staff with routine laboratory procedures. This includes basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, imaging, immunohistochemistry, aliquot media, and reagents for common laboratory use, utilizing appropriate sterile technique. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Work with the PI and Berto lab team to streamline ordering, receiving, tracking, and control. Manage chemical inventory and coordinate hazardous waste pick-ups. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Define and maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records, procedures, protocols, and laboratory equipment in digitalized or hand-written version. Track all safety training and certification records; reach out as expiration dates approach and as new colleagues join. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Assist with training of undergraduate and graduate students, and other laboratory personnel. Respond to occasional lab emergencies in a timely manner (i.e. a freezer malfunction), sometimes during off-hours. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Additional duties/requests of the PI. - (Essential)

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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