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Research Associate C/Staff Scientist

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115157470


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Associate C/Staff Scientist

Department
Thayer School of Engineering

Position Number
1125946

Position Purpose

Thayer School of Engineering is one of our nation's oldest schools of Engineering. The faculty, unencumbered by departmental divisions, foster cross-disciplinary innovation in research and teacing. This Staff Scientist position plays a critical role in a research laboratory providing research services to investigators conducting NHP and human vaccine and drug trials by offering a suite of biophysical characterization techniques for analysis of immune responses. This is accomplished by guiding a small group of research assistants in data collection using established assays as well as developing novel assay platforms, assay optimization and validation, and maximizing productivity of the laboratory through efficient organization and administration of laboratory staff.



Skills & Knowledge

• Critical thinking skills to develop and implement experiments independently
• Ability to produce scientifically rigorous results, figures, presentations, and written material for publication
• Breadth of knowledge in biochemistry and immunology, including state of the art techniques
• Ability to learn, develop, and apply new techniques
• Strong organization skills and ability to respond appropriately to pressures, deadlines, and frequent changes in priorities and schedules
• Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy
• Initiative, sound judgment, and ability to work independently
• Highly proficient with computer applications
• Ability to lead and direct others
• Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures and equipment
• Willingness to work with hazardous materials such as infectious materials, human and simian bodily fluids, and/or hazardous chemicals.
• Ability to lift a 50 pound container of reagent.



Minimum Experience

• Two plus years of postdoctoral/industry experience with high degree of autonomy OR four years of relevant research experience and some management experience with high degree of autonomy



Minimum Education

• Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g. immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology)



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Professor Margaret Ackerman

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Research/Experiments
• Perform single and multiplexed immunoassays using the Luminex and MSD instrument platforms in 96 and 384-well formats.
• Expand platforms to improve breadth of biophysical characterization techniques currently used.
• As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.
• Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design, methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.
• Improves laboratory throughput by optimization of experimental methods, as well as integration of novel tools to improve process.
• Adheres to laboratory standard operating procedures, to ensure Good Clinical Laboratory Practices ( GCLP ), including careful documentation and strict protocol adherence.
• As needed, design experiments to validate current platforms previously developed in the Ackerman lab to ensure reproducibility and accuracy.

Data Collection/Preparation
• Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.
• Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.
• Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.
• Participates in the preparation of reports and presentations of the research findings. Presents at internal laboratory meetings.
• Interact with the Ackerman, Bailey-Kellogg, and Griswold groups at weekly lab meetings through attendance and presentations.
• Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
• Conducts literature searches to develop insights into the significance of experimental results and to acquire information on new or improved methods, procedures and techniques.

Laboratory
• Manages a team of operators who will provide assistance in core operations, development, and maintenance.
• Ensures timely collection of data by managing operator performance and planning.
• Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.
• Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
• Oversees day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
• Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
• Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115157470

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Research Associate C/Staff Scientist<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Thayer School of Engineering<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1125946<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>Thayer School of Engineering is one of our nation's oldest schools of Engineering. The faculty, unencumbered by departmental divisions, foster cross-disciplinary innovation in research and teacing. This Staff Scientist position plays a critical role in a research laboratory providing research services to investigators conducting NHP and human vaccine and drug trials by offering a suite of biophysical characterization techniques for analysis of immune responses. This is accomplished by guiding a small group of research assistants in data collection using established assays as well as developing novel assay platforms, assay optimization and validation, and maximizing productivity of the laboratory through efficient organization and administration of laboratory staff.</p><br/><br/><b>Skills & Knowledge</b><br/><p> Critical thinking skills to develop and implement experiments independently<br> Ability to produce scientifically rigorous results, figures, presentations, and written material for publication<br> Breadth of knowledge in biochemistry and immunology, including state of the art techniques<br> Ability to learn, develop, and apply new techniques<br> Strong organization skills and ability to respond appropriately to pressures, deadlines, and frequent changes in priorities and schedules<br> Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy<br> Initiative, sound judgment, and ability to work independently<br> Highly proficient with computer applications<br> Ability to lead and direct others<br> Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures and equipment<br> Willingness to work with hazardous materials such as infectious materials, human and simian bodily fluids, and/or hazardous chemicals.<br> Ability to lift a 50 pound container of reagent.</p><br/><br/><b>Minimum Experience</b><br/><p> Two plus years of postdoctoral/industry experience with high degree of autonomy OR four years of relevant research experience and some management experience with high degree of autonomy</p><br/><br/><b>Minimum Education</b><br/><p> Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g. immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology)</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Professor Margaret Ackerman<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Research/Experiments<br> Perform single and multiplexed immunoassays using the Luminex and MSD instrument platforms in 96 and 384-well formats.<br> Expand platforms to improve breadth of biophysical characterization techniques currently used.<br> As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.<br> Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design, methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.<br> Improves laboratory throughput by optimization of experimental methods, as well as integration of novel tools to improve process. <br> Adheres to laboratory standard operating procedures, to ensure Good Clinical Laboratory Practices ( GCLP ), including careful documentation and strict protocol adherence.<br> As needed, design experiments to validate current platforms previously developed in the Ackerman lab to ensure reproducibility and accuracy.</p> <p>Data Collection/Preparation<br> Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.<br> Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.<br> Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.<br> Participates in the preparation of reports and presentations of the research findings. Presents at internal laboratory meetings. <br> Interact with the Ackerman, Bailey-Kellogg, and Griswold groups at weekly lab meetings through attendance and presentations.<br> Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.<br> Conducts literature searches to develop insights into the significance of experimental results and to acquire information on new or improved methods, procedures and techniques.</p> <p>Laboratory<br> Manages a team of operators who will provide assistance in core operations, development, and maintenance. <br> Ensures timely collection of data by managing operator performance and planning.<br> Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.<br> Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.<br> Oversees day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory. <br> Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary. <br> Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Ew256EhDMbNRIY5bs6KN8"> <p>PI115157470</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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