The University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a Researcher III to work in the laboratory of DNA Repair and Genome Stability investigating fundamental processes involved in mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. More specifically, the research involves DNA damage and repair assays and cell-based assays including cytotoxicity, proliferation, siRNA/shRNA-silencing, cell cycle analysis and FACS cell sorting.
The position entails:
(a) Working with a high degree of independence; participating in projects within the laboratory.
(b) Performing and troubleshooting experiments related to, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and genetics.
(c) Collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting data in a professional manner.
(d) Developing experiment modifications where needed.
(e) Using advanced knowledge and experience of lab practices to support, direct and teach others.
(f) Helping with administrative and operational lab activities.
To independently set up and perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals.
To collect, enter, summarize, and analyze data.
To monitor results, detect and report unusual outcomes and suggest modifications.
To develop and improve techniques for the lab.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Sets up and performs experiments and procedures in support of lab goals.
Develops and improves techniques for the lab.
Contributes to planning/design of studies.
Collects, enters, summarizes and analyzes data.
Monitors results, detects and reports unusual outcomes and suggests modifications.
May assist in planning long or short term goals/fiscal management.
Performs maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary Range $35,570.00 - $59,800.00 annually
Master's degree in a related field
OR Bachelor's degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience
OR Associate's degree in a related field and four (4) years of related experience
Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Knowledge of basic cell and molecular biology lab techniques, DNA/RNA/Protein extraction as well as (q)PCR/RT-(q)PCR, gel electrophoresis (agarose, polyacrylamide), Western blotting, mammalian cell culture experiments, transfection/transduction, immunofluorescence, and cell imaging, confocal microscopy, fluorescent microscopy.
Degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences
Driven and goal setting
Effective time management and task prioritization
Strategic planning experience
Collegiate and able to communicate well with scientists from diverse backgrounds
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.