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Sanford Health Research Specialist - Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Starting Rate: $17.50/hr

Job Summary

Assists other research investigators by performing non-complex research and experimentation following established protocols. Participate in management of a mouse colony. Performs routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment. May be responsible for calibration of instruments. Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus. The Pilaz lab studies the embryonic development of the cerebral cortex and the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism, microcephaly and other forms of intellectual disabilities. Within the Pilaz Lab, the candidate would work with mouse models to help investigate how the regulation of transcription, RNA transport and local protein synthesis control key aspects of neuron and neural stem cell behaviors. The candidate would help managing a mouse colony.

The candidate is expected to assist other research investigators by performing non-complex research and experimentation following established protocols, to perform routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment. The candidate may also be responsible for calibration of instruments and to setup and operate various scientific apparatus.

Job Description

Assists with research projects. Makes intellectual contributions to current research activities and contributes to the design of experiments and new techniques. Prepares and weighs samples for testing and analysis. Conducts tests, assays and other protocols as needed and under supervision.

Properly documents procedural actions as well as results. Analyzes and/or summarizes findings. Reviews and researches current literature as directed related to current research projects.

General knowledge of laboratory procedures required.

May be expected to perform more complex scientific techniques, such as isolate and maintain various cell types in culture, including stem cells and perform studies involving animal models.

May also be expected to know techniques specific to the research program.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a clinical, health or life science field required.

Demonstrated prior experience and competence in research a environment preferred.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

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Job Function: Research
Req Number: R-72828
Featured: No