Job no: 500619 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited Department: 182000 - CVM Basic Science Department Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Sep 18 2020
Under direct supervision, sets up lab experiments and/or participates in the fabrication and installation of equipment for specified classes or laboratory research projects within a physical or life sciences discipline. Duties may include fabrication of research/testing components, preparing specimens, media, and equipment, making chemical solutions, and cleaning up after labs, as appropriate to the specific position. May assist students in lab activities, and may perform miscellaneous administrative duties.
1. Prepares various test specimens and growth media for use in biology, chemistry, or related labs. 2. Prepares chemical solutions for use in lab experiments. 3. Sets up equipment for use in labs; ensures proper operation of equipment, and reports operating deficiencies to supervisor. 4. Assists students in lab experimentation, as appropriate; provides guidance in learning and/or functional operation of experiments and equipment. 5. Cleans lab facilities and equipment after lab exercises are complete; breaks down and stores supplies and equipment as applicable. 6. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods. 7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Previous experience in research laboratory, especially in biosafety level 2 environments, will be essential. The candidate will be expected to be familiar with routine immunology and molecular biology techniques, such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, and western blot. Demonstrated technical/scientific communication skills through peer-reviewed publications will be a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to follow routine verbal or written instructions. 2. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. 3. Skill in providing guidance and instruction in laboratory protocols and in the safe use of laboratory equipment. 4. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. 5. Knowledge of experimental procedures, protocols, and preparation techniques within area of specialty. 6. Ability to set up, calibrate, operate, and maintain standard laboratory and test equipment. 7. Knowledge of the cleaning specifications of various laboratory and/or medical equipment, fixtures, utensils, and related materials.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. 3. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicant must apply online and attach a resume.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500619
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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