BSD NSU - Neurological Surgery - Awad Lab
About the Department
The Department of Neurological Surgery is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of both pediatric and adult neurosurgical disorders. Our programs in neurovascular surgery, neuro-oncology, epilepsy, spinal surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, and functional and stereotactic neurosurgery are world-renowned.
The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
- Performs histology duties including slicing, processing, paraffin embedding, microtome sectioning, H&E staining, immunohistochemistry, and processing tissues for several studies. Prepares samples and performs Micro-CT scanning and analysis.
- Utilizes research methods requiring a high degree of proficiency to achieve established research objectives. Evaluates existing methods and objectives and investigates, develops, and implements solutions to problems.
- Organizes data into a professional format, performs data reconstruction and analysis, summarizes results, and presents data to PI. Effectively communicates, coordinates, and troubleshoots team-based research efforts through participation in laboratory and research meetings. May collaborate with clinical and basic scientists in other labs. Represents the PI as needed.
- Maintains clear, accurate, complete, and timely reports of experiments.
- Supervises and trains medical students and other laboratory volunteers and staff in research techniques, instruments, laboratory methods, procedures, and safety.
- Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
- Drafts manuscripts for submission and prepares grants for submission.
- Assists PI with publications. May attend investigator meetings and seminars as directed by the PI.
- May recruit and schedule research subjects.
- Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
- Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.---
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.---
- Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.
- Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field.
- Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Organizational skills.
- Ability to learn new research techniques or methods.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with grant preparation.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Analytical skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment.
- Ability to train others.
- History of peer-reviewed publications in relevant field.
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
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