Research Specialist II – Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology – Knoxville, TN

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 36

Research Technician II

The Das Lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology seek a motivated, goal-oriented, individual to fill the position of Research Specialist II. Responsibilities involve routine lab maintenance, data collection, interpretation, and documentation to support laboratory/research-related activities. The Das lab is interested in the cell polarization using fission yeast, S. pombe as a model system. Currently our research focuses on unraveling spatiotemporal activation patterns of small Rho and Cdc42 GTPases during polarity establishment. The lab is well equipped with a dedicated 2-D array confocal microscope. Research approaches mainly used in the lab include yeast genetics, live-cell imaging, protein dynamics, quantitative microscopy, and mathematical modeling approaches.

Job Functions:

  • Will perform routine lab duties necessary for smooth running of the lab.
  • Will perform experiments under supervision from PI.
  • Assists in collection of information and data through observation, experimentation, interviewing, and other methods, including the use of electronic equipment and devices.
  • Assists in the evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of collected data under the direction of higher-level research personnel.
  • Incorporate data generated in to mathematical models
  • Compile information into report form.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of biochemistry, genetics, or cell biology.


General knowledge of laboratory/research techniques, equipment, and terminology. Experience in microscopy is preferred but not essential.

Job Skill:

Basic knowledge of biology, and familiarity with standard methods of analysis, and statistics.

Additional Information:

Please attach the following electronic documents to the application: Cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.


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