This position offers the opportunity for growth and career development as Research Specialist in the Marsico Lung Institute, a dynamic laboratory environment at the frontier of pulmonary research. Employees in this banded class are able to plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate scientific research, understand the context and implication of the research, and perform complex experiments according to procedures outlined by the principal investigator and direct supervisor, Dr. Livraghi-Butrico. Five major experimental areas support the overall research goals of the Livraghi-Butrico lab: 1) Acquisition and processing of human and mouse respiratory samples: airway secretions, bronchoalveolar lavage, upper and lower airway tissues for downstream analyses; 2) Molecular biology: isolation of bacterial and mammalian nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) to be used for genomic or transcriptional analyses; 3) Biochemical and histological analyses: western blot, immunohistochemistry, slide scanning, and morphometric analyses; 4) Mouse colony management as related to specific projects; 5) Laboratory management: data documentation and analysis, archiving, ordering, EHS and IACUC regulatory compliance.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
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