Research Specialist C/D- Lab Manager (Department of
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist C/D- Lab Manager (Department of
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C
Job Description Summary
This Research Specialist C/D -- LAB MANAGER position will be
responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the
laboratory, which includes 10,000 sq ft of research space, a
Biosafety Level 2/3 suite, a DNA sequencing core laboratory, 25
staff members, and an annual operating budget in excess of $10
million. Duties of this position include supervision and training
of lab staff members in safety protocols and proper research
techniques; overseeing the ordering of research supplies and
equipment; and ensuring proper use and upkeep of all equipment.
This position will be responsible for assigning shared work
responsibilities to each of the 25 lab staff members so as to
maintain efficient, effective and safe operations of the
laboratory. This position will have four research staff who report
to it for daily assignments in the conduct of basic research
projects that are critical to the research mission of the lab. This
position will work closely with the Lab Principal Investigators
(Drs. George M. Shaw and Beatrice H. Hahn) to oversee the conduct
of all laboratory activities carried out by the 25 member lab
staff. The laboratory pursues basic and translational research on
global pathogens including HIV, HCV, malaria and COVID, which
requires that this position have a high level of scientific
understanding along with strong management skills. The individual
who fills this position will conduct hands-on bench research
related to HIV vaccine development under the direction of Drs. Shaw
Research Specialist C
- Design and execute molecular, biological, and immunological
- Isolate primary human and monkey lymphocytes.
- Generate and maintain stable cell lines.
- Conduct protein puriﬁcation, Western Blot, immunocytochemistry,
RT-PCR, and other biochemical techniques.
- Generate graphs and diagrams for publications and contribute to
the preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts.
- Perform lab maintenance and prep work, including preparation of
solutions and reagents.
- Monitor, maintain, and order supplies. Ensure that equipment is
maintained and serviced.
- Supervise and train laboratory personnel including
Research Specialist D
- Bachelor of Science and 3 to 5 years of experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience is
All duties listed above plus:
- Design and execute experiments and interpret results. Problem
solve and troubleshoot.
- Analyze data including statistical analysis using custom and
- Write and maintain technical protocols.
- Develop content for grant proposals and manuscripts.
Targeted Pay Range: $67,795 - $76,973.
- Master's degree in biology, bioengineering, chemistry or
molecular biology, or related ﬁeld and 3-5 years of lab experience
with extensive experience in molecular and cell biology and
biochemistry techniques, or an equivalent combination of education
and experience required. Competency in cloning, primer construct,
PCR, gel and PCR puriﬁcation highly desirable. Highly motivated
individual, must have strong organizational skills, good oral and
written communication skills, and be able to work independently and
be a team player. Ability to coordinate multiple projects
independently. or equivalent combination of education and
Salary offers are
made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills,
and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the
position, as well as internal and market factors and grade
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications,
experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
requirements of the position, as well as internal and market
factors and grade profile.
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