Research Scientist – Turner Scientific, LLC
Turner Scientific, LLC is a small biotechnology company located in Jacksonville, IL – 70 miles north of St. Louis, MO and near the Illinois State Capital of Springfield. Turner Scientific conducts non-human contract research related to hearing and balance disorders. Our sponsors are biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that hire us to evaluate their drugs, devices, and cochlear implants for the potential to improve or protect hearing prior to those therapies entering human use.
Under the supervision of the Chief Scientific Officer (Dr. Jeremy Turner), the Research Scientist will assist in the execution of research studies on behalf of our sponsors, with a focus on auditory histological analyses. Sponsors of Turner Scientific studies frequently require standard histopathology using H&E staining, immunoflouescent analysis of hair cells, synapses or proteins/structures of interest, and cochlear explant cultures to address questions related to their test articles and devices. The Research Scientist will primarily execute these tasks, so experience with histology and tissue preparation or cochlear dissection is preferred but not required. We are willing to train the successful applicant as needed. The Research Scientist will also assist in conducting in vivo auditory and vestibular research, including assessments of hearing and tinnitus, administration of test articles, and other laboratory tasks. Specific responsibilities of this role are provided below.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Perform microdissection and mid-modilar sectioning of the cochlea
- Create cochlear explants for in vitro testing of compounds
- Perform immunofluoescent staining, confocal imaging, and quantification of hair cells, synapses, or other proteins/structures of interest.
- Prepare figures from confocal images and graphs of quantitative data for reports
- Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance of specialized equipment, especially confocal and standard microscopes and tissue preparation equipment
- Perform laboratory procedures and collect experimental data for any type of auditory and vestibular testing
- Maintain accurate and timely records of all work performed
- Maintain laboratory supply inventory
- Function as Study Director for selected research studies
- Assist in designing and revising experimental procedures, standard operating procedures and protocols
- Travel to other sites or contract research organizations as needed to perform testing procedures
- Education: bachelor’s degree or higher in any area of scientific study
- Skill in performing tasks involving manual dexterity
- Adept at understanding anatomical and physiological concepts
- Highly motivated and willing to learn new skills
- Strong communication ability and customer interaction skills
- Skill in prioritizing obligations and deadlines
- Attention to detail
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Details about the Position
- Job Type: Full-time, salaried position
- Pay: commensurate with experience, with opportunities for rapid growth
- Health insurance
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time off
- Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with half-hour lunch; occasional early morning, night, and weekend work is possible
- Work Location: Turner Scientific office in Jacksonville, IL
Turner Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.
For more information or with questions, please visit our website at www.turnerscientific.com.
All information provided by applicants will be kept confidential.
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