Research Specialist

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is searching for a Research Specialist within the Center for Personalized Diagnostics to perform assays related to human disease biomarker discovery using protein microarrays.

Essential Duties:

  • Meticulous execution of established protocols for protein microarray production and serum profiling with the goal of discovering biomarkers to detect diseases.  This position functions within a service core facility and performs work for various types of customers both within the ASU community and beyond. 
  • Operation of basic laboratory equipment for experiments and preparation of biological buffers, solutions and reagents following standard laboratory procedures
  • Biological techniques including DNA minipreps, microbiological culturing, Western Blot, ELISA, and assaying of protein microarrays
  • Extraction and analysis of data using ArrayPro software
  • Detailed project and data tracking

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, bioengineering, or related field preferred; Master’s degree a plus
  • Experience with protein expression/purification, western, and ELISA is preferred but not required
  • Experience with mechanical assembling and microfluidic systems preferred but not required
  • Clean room certification is a plus
  • Great attention to detail, highly organized with good time management skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Instructions to apply:

October 23, 2020 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until both positions are filled. For more information and instructions to apply, please visit and search for Req ID 63569BR.

Job Category: 
Research Associate
Biodesign Virigina G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics