The Research Analyst will independently and collaboratively conduct research experiments in protein analysis and food quality evaluation. Purify proteins from various foods employing biochemical techniques. Characterize and quantify purified proteins through biochemical and biophysical approaches. Analyze biochemical and functional properties of purified proteins. Conduct protein assays, and maintain detailed record of results from the experiments. Record results of the experiments, collect data, and electronically tabulate data. Analyze data for meaningful interpretation of results. Order laboratory supplies and maintain equipment. Maintain chemical hygiene records. Provide assistance to various projects in the lab. Supervise and train students (graduate and undergraduate) and post-doctoral scientists in various analytical techniques in the laboratory. Follow laboratory protocols in accordance with UK Environmental Health and Safety regulations. Other duties are necessary or required.
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Experience operating analytical instruments, such as centrifuge, electrophoresis equipment, and spectrophotometer.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Degree in Food Science with research experience in food quality evaluation and protein analysis.
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