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The Department of Bioengineering’s Woodrow Lab has an opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time Research Scientist 1. The focus of research in the Woodrow Lab is the development of molecular reagents for the applications in biomolecule separation and diagnostic assays. The overall objective is to improve assays’ sensitivity, specificity, throughput, and multiplexing capacity.
•Perform routine analytical techniques to test various properties of reagents and materials important to timely progress of the research project that includes: HPLC, DSC, LC-MS,rheometry, tensiometery, mechanical testing; FTIR, NMR, GPC, and DLS. •Perform routine chemical isolation, purification and synthesis. •Test, analyze, and optimize solution and processing parameters for electrospinning. •Identify issues in the electrospinning process including implementing DOE; iterate and resolve issues with research team. •Perform routine analysis of research project data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data (expertise in Prism, Origin, Matlab or equivalent). •Maintain detailed records of research activities. •Participate in collaborative research activities (lab and technical meetings, etc.). •Prepare research results in publishable form (manuscripts, figure preparation, etc.) •Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects.
•Bachelor's degree in bioengineering, biochemistry, or related field. •Minimum 3-12 months of relevant experience. •Experience using the following methods: Spectrophotometry (fluorescence, IR, NMR, UV/vis), chromatography (affinity, column, gas, HIC, HPLC, ion, size-exclusion, TLC, paper), RNA binding assays, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE, media culture preparation, inoculation and isolation of bacterial culture, Gram staining, titration, centrifugation. •Experienced with general lab maintenance and safety protocols. Training and experience using HPLC chromatography, NMR spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy methods. •Intermediate skills using Excel, and GraphPad Prism. •Education and experience using: Analytical chemistry instruments including volumetric glassware, UV-vis and IR spectrophotometers, and gas chromatographs for quantitative analysis. •Experience performing literature searches to help improve methodology.
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