Research Specialist I

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 18, 2023

Hiring Department

Molecular Imaging and Theranostics Center

Job Description

We are accepting applications for a Research Specialist I in the Molecular Imaging and Theranostics Center (MITC) at the University of Missouri ( The successful candidate will be part of a research team working on developing new agents of diagnostics and therapeutics for the treatment of cancer using a multidisciplinary effort applying analytical chemistry, radiochemistry, molecular imaging, metabolomics, and mathematical modeling. Duties will include coordinating and carrying out standard laboratory experiments for funded projects. Any query for this position shall be directed to Dr. Van Ho by email

Key Duties Performed by This Position Will Include:

• Prepare specimens for metabolomics related research.
• Collect and analyze metabolomics-related research data.
• Perform radiolabeling experiments.
• Work collaboratively with Cell & Immunology Core (CIC) to prepare materials for in vitro studies.
• Work collaboratively with other research specialists at the MITC in performing in vitro and in vivo studies.
• Assist with ordering experimental supplies and materials.

Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate the following durable skills: leadership, character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, metacognition, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude. Additionally, customer service, confidentiality, integrity, and a commitment university values in their activities.

Must be available for reliable and consistent onsite work.


Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with analytical instruments (e.g., HPLC, LC-MS), metabolomics analyses or animal studies is preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$16.23 to $22.24/hour

Grade: GGS 7

University Title: Research Specialist I

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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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