Research Specialist 627 views59 applications

Job Description

  • Contributes to the delivery of departmental goals, through personal effort in own work area.
  • Makes improvements in processes that impact the Laboratory operations and may positively affect the results of the Core program.
  • Works under general supervision, performs all routine lab procedures, and associated responsibilities, as dictated by the workload in the rostered area.
  • Solves moderately complex problems and performs a specific variety of technical assignments within broader projects.
  • Reviews and modifies practices and techniques in non-routine situations to perform duties, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results.
  • Contributes in research trials in the laboratory that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data.
  • Assists in procurement of additional/new funding through contributions to technical proposal preparation and/or presentations.
  • Trains junior lab technical staff in basics of technical workflow.
  • Adheres to lab SOPs and performs quality control checks.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the planning of short- and long-term goals of the lab to the Manager of the Core Facility and performs the research to reach established goals.
  • Proposes technical solution for end-users’ experimental requests.
  • Stays current with literature in ongoing and proposed projects.
  • Assesses lab inventory and orders supplies when needed.
  • May write manuscripts and present novel research and techniques to technical group.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field.
  2. 3 years of research-related experience.
  3. Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.
  4. Knowledge of scientific laboratory research techniques.
  5. Computer literacy and strong mathematical, analytical, and research skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may forward their updated CV to careers@vistasglobal.com

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