Sr. Research Associate - 497535



Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Title: Sr. Research Associate

Department Org: Med Microbio & Immunology - 107520

Employee Classification: J1 - Salaried Full Time HSC

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: HSC C

Shift: 1

Start Time: 8:30 End Time: 5:00

Posted Salary: commensurate with education and experience

Float: No

Rotate: No

On Call: No

Travel: No

Weekend/Holiday: No

Job Description:

Candidate will serve as a Senior Research Associate to support research experiments on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-funded project to use bacteria and/or their enzymes to degrade harmful algal bloom toxins. The senior research associate also is responsible for coordinating and conducting other activities related to the project, including performing various scientific assays, maintaining and organizing the laboratory and associated laboratory spaces, maintaining and ordering lab supplies, preparing reagents, and training students.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Requires a minimum of a Master’s of Science (M.S. or equivalent) degree, plus at least 5 years of relevant post-master’s professional work experience, or in rare instances, a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S. or equivalent) degree, plus at least 8 years of exceptional relevant professional experience will be considered.
• Knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, bacteriology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology.
• Ability to build upon current technical skills and learn new experimental techniques.
• Ability to independently develop new assays and execute assigned research projects.
• Ability to perform literature searches to develop new protocols.
• Ability to collect and analyze data, write reports, and compile data in a logical manner.
• Maintain meticulous records and generate standard operating procedures.
• Skills to manage the operation and maintenance of the laboratory.
• Capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting.
• Ability to be trained to handle Risk Group 2 organisms and hazardous chemicals safely.
• Ability to operate laboratory equipment, including spectrophotometers, thermocyclers, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, plate readers, fluorescence microscopes, and electrophoresis power supplies.
• Ability to conduct biochemical, molecular biological, bacterial, and microbiological experiments under limited supervision.
• Experience in rodent handling is useful, but not required.
• Ability to work and communicate with PI and laboratory members effectively and collaboratively. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.
• Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience using advanced Excel functions and GraphPad Prism is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized fashion.
• Serve as an ambassador of UTMC in the community, demonstrating our organization's values, services and mission.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

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