The Research Coordinator II conducts the research project sponsored by NIH grant, performs analyses, summarizes the data and assists in writing publications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts research and collects data through the complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques and procedures required.
Isolates spleen and lymph node cells from normal and genetically alters mice using sterile techniques, cell culture, radioisotope labeling, electrophoretic labeling, electrophoretic separation, identification and quantitation of intracellular signaling proteins by using specific monoclonal antibodies, and flow cytometry.
Interprets and analyzes research data using scientific or statistical techniques.
Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests or survey instruments with consultation from the Principal Investigator (PI) and assists in research design.
Writes initial draft and edits materials for publications and presentations.
Updates and informs the Principal Investigator of the status of research activities.
Performs other duties assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in one of the sciences (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of research experience; OR Master's Degree, one (1) year of research experience. Position requires knowledge and experience with cartilage-derived proteins and assessment of arthritis. Excellent laboratory skills in basic cellular and humoral immunology, molecular biology and protein chemistry including manual dexterity, and visual acuity. Computer skills (experience with database, spreadsheets, word processing and other special programs for data analysis are required). Ability to work independently, strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.