Senior Research Assoc (L,P,S)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Pharmacodynamic Laboratory in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is now hiring a full time Senior Research Associate.

Salary Grade:  

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for the sample handling and benchtop research components of studies involving the pharmacodynamic and clinical evaluation of cyclosporine therapy in dogs, which is now a clinical service offered nationwide with clinical samples being received weekly. Duties associated with these services will include maintaining the streamlined process of receiving samples from in-hospital patients as well as patients outside the hospital, ensuring that samples are received, labeled, and stored appropriately, regular RNA extraction (typically 2-3 days/week) and PCR analysis (typically 1 day/week), data collection, and organization and dissemination of results to veterinarians. The Senior Research Associate will also be responsible for maintaining the sample submission and laboratory web¬site, and for maintaining the research laboratory and ensuring that all supplies are stocked and organized. As studies are derived from this work, the Senior Research Associate will participate with manuscript preparation. The Senior Research Associate will also be expected to train any individuals interested in learning this PCR assay as part of their research training if these individuals are enrolled in MS or PhD program and the training has been approved by Dr. Archer or Dr. Mackin.
The Senior Research Associate will also, throughout the year, assist with additional other pharmacodynamic studies involving various drugs, such as differing immunosuppressive agents, including studies utilizing flow cytometry and PCR, as time allows and as deemed appropriate. As part of these studies, the Senior Research Associate will be expected to become proficient with various standard molecular and flow cytometric techniques. The Senior Research Associate will also assist with sample preparation, data analysis, and manuscript preparation for these studies. When time permits, the Senior Research Associate will also have to opportunity to assist with other clinical research projects within the Department of Clinical Sciences.

The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Drs. Todd Archer, John Thomason, and Andrew Mackin for duties and roles associated with this position. The Senior Research Associate is expected to be co-author on multiple manuscripts depending on the projects involved, and this individual may be eligible to be first author on publications as deemed appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree and 6 years of laboratory experience

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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