• Job Title: Research Specialist
  • Job ID: 454146
  • Location: James Cancer Hospital/CCC
  • Department: Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $55,390.40
  • Salary Range Max: $75,795.20

Position summary

Research Specialist (Job Opening 454146) - Research Specialist in the Pharmacoanalytical Shared Resource (PhASR) will apply knowledge of analytical chemistry and pharmacology to drive project design and implementation; develop and validate analytical assays using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry or other appropriate analytical platforms; develops and validates quantitative or qualitative methods using LC, LC/MS, UV, fluorescence, ELISA, or other techniques; design preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies; conduct in vitro and/or in vivo experiments, depending on experiences, to quantitatively characterize mechanisms of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion for novel drugs or drug candidates; develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods to make recommendations for implementation; prepare biological tissues for experimental studies; researches published studies and incorporates new knowledge and information into PhASR projects; participates in developing goals related to study; creates and manages databases of information generated from method development and sample analysis and prepares it for analysis; apply pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic concepts and statistics to analyze, model and interpret the resulting data; consult directly with PhASR collaborators to help guide decision-making with their diverse research projects and prepare comprehensive reports, manuscripts, and grant proposals to governmental and private agencies; coordinates work; train and supervise other staff in the use of developed protocols, equipment and laboratory procedures; supports development of SOPs and maintains laboratory equipment by performing routine maintenance and scheduling contracted maintenance services when necessary; maintains safety standards and compliance; participates in conferences related to the progress of studies and presents experimental data at local and national meetings.

Education and experience

A Masters degree in an appropriate chemistry or pharmacology related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Extensive experience in a professional area (research, development, evaluation, instrumentation), considerable experience in a R & D setting (i.e., planning and conducting R & D projects/programs in terms of technical and managerial functions), experience in state-of-the-art development in area of specialization is required. Doctoral degree is preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check; selected candidate may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.