UNIV - Research Specialist I - Department of Anesthesia
Medical University of South Carolina
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Clinical & Research Support Services
- Full Time
Job Description SummarySenior research technician in the laboratory, in charge of the technical aspects of the Scofield Laboratory.
EntityMedical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)
Worker Sub-TypeResearch Grant
Cost CenterCC000949 COM ANES Anesthesia CC
Pay Rate TypeHourly
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Senior research technician in the laboratory, in charge of the technical aspects of the Scofield Laboratory. Performs complex laboratory procedures and qualitative tests. Teaches and supervises performance of less complex laboratory procedures. Performs complex radiochemical examinations. Operates and maintains a variety of mechanical, electrical and optical laboratory equipment. Performs routine examination and testing of human subjects for research purposes. Prepares laboratory animals for surgery and performs surgical procedures as instructed. Supervises care and breeding of experimental animals. Refines and standardizes existing experimental procedures; participates in development of new procedures. Records and analyzes results of research experiments or procedures. Conducts library searches and other research of scientific literature.
MUSC Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years work experience in a clinical or research setting; a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science may be substituted for the two years of required experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in temperature extremes (32° F to 100° F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous)
Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/
Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent)
Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous)
Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)
Additional Job Description
Additional New Requirements:
Ability to work rotating shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!
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