The Department of Orthopaedics in the West Virginia University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant. This position is responsible for providing support to a staff of surgeons and research scientists.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Perform laboratory duties related to cell culture, microbiology research and nano-particle systhesis.
Participate in general laboratory management needs (i.e. equipment calibrations, inventory tacking, laboratory upkeep and organization, safety, and space management needs).
Conduct literature reviews, collect data, and participate in data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Assist in writing SOPs for lab techniques, as well as ACUC protocols and IBC documents.
Perform literature searches and research trends in orthopaedic research technique.
Perform routine animal checks and handling; work with veterinary and husbandry staff to ensure IACUC guidelines are adhered to.
Assist in animal surgeries, using appropriate sterile technique and animal handling protocols.
Assist in cadaveric handling, maintain cadaver inventory, and train personnel in proper techniques for tissue handling.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Relevant experience preferred
Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Knowledge of working with nano-particle synthesis and nano-medicine preferred
General microbiology and aseptic techniques preferred
Knowledge of biofilms and infection models preferred
Knowledge of translational medicine research preferred
Knowledge of animal research models preferred
Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and chemical hygiene is a plus
General laboratory upkeep, ordering, inventory control, and equipment upkeep is a plus
The following are federal regulations, and the candidate will have the opportunity to achieve them after beginning the position if he/ she does not have them prior to being hired:
Animal training certificate (CITI)
Biohazards training certificate (CITI)
Human Subjects training certificate (CITI)
Conflict of Interest in research certificate (CITI)
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Mar 8, 2018
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 129300
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.