Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
*This is a 50% time position.
Summary of Position: This position will perform work in a research laboratory involving methods, protocols, and techniques for collection of specimens from research studies for measurement of medications in biological samples to ensure that all data analyses are done appropriately and timely. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
70% Laboratory analyst: Perform drug concentration measurements on human and animal samples and/or pharmaceutical solutions. Creation and maintenance of laboratory result database for all samples (includes results from external and internal laboratories) and study procedures. Operate, maintain, and trouble shoot instruments within laboratory. Creation of sample collection materials for clinical sites. Maintain overall maintenance logs for equipment and quality control logs for all assays. Includes: -Keeping routine lab notebook outlining details of all experiments and results -Data analysis using advanced statistical and graphics software -Preparation of solutions/supplies -Evaluates, suggests alternate methods, modifies or develops new procedures/techniques
10% Lab Supervisor: Perform general lab organization and management: -Order supplies and chemicals -Book/record keeping -Sample/chemical inventory -General organization -Schedule experiments -Ship samples when needed -Biohazard waste disposal -Check that all lab stock solutions and general supplies are available -Organize lab gatherings/meetings -Perform weekly checks of freezers, fume/biosafety hoods
Lab Safety Officer: -Ensure lab safety training is up-to-date on all new students and employees as well as annual refresher training for all employees -Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and University regulations -Ensure all safety protocols are up to date and documented -Perform internal lab audits -Respond to lab safety/biosafety audits performed by DEHS -Maintenance of lab training records and lab audits -Prepare hazardous waste for proper disposal -Perform weekly checks of eye washes - Inform PI of changes to chemical/biological safety requirements
10% Assist in training/orienting new laboratory members Train and orient new lab members including research staff, students (graduate and undergraduate), and volunteers on appropriate protocols, experiments, and workflows of the lab environment.
Includes training on: -New experimental protocols -Preparation of reagents/supplies Assists with direct supervision of student trainees in the laboratory. -Ensure lab notebooks are kept up to date -Helps troubleshoot methods or failed experiments
10% Summarize research results and discuss with Principle Investigator and other lab personnel - participate and present results periodically in weekly lab meetings - aid in writing of reports
Supervision: Organize and overlook projects and tasks for laboratory staff and student workers. Work with graduate students and postdoctoral associates to accomplish research directives. Organize space availability for worker’s temporary projects.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BS/BA and one year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five years. Requires working knowledge of and experience with HPLC-UV, LCMS, and LCMSMS. Requires experience in HPLC, LCMS, and LCMSMS troubleshooting and repair/maintenance Past experience working in an analytical laboratory setting. Must ensure experimental accuracy and precision for all analyses. Experience with development and validation of analytical assays in various matrices and drug classes including opioids, antiepileptic drugs, and cannabis.
Preferred Qualifications: BS with advanced coursework in chemistry
Internal Number: 334338
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