Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
Conduct research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.
Instruct undergraduate and graduate students within the areas of cellular or molecular biology.
Compile and analyze molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary.
Prepare reports, manuscripts, and meeting presentations.
Supervise technical personnel and postdoctoral research fellows.
Perform laboratory procedures following protocols including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, cloning and extraction, ribonucleic acid (RNA) purification, or gel electrophoresis.
Direct, coordinate, organize, or prioritize biological laboratory activities.
Develop assays that monitor cell characteristics.
Evaluate new technologies to enhance or complement current research.
Monitor or operate specialized equipment such as gas chromatographs and high pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters, and phosphorimagers.
Coordinate molecular or cellular research activities with scientists specializing in other fields.
Verify all financial, physical, and human resources assigned to research or development projects are used as planned.
Provide scientific direction for project teams regarding the evaluation or handling of devices, drugs, or cells for in vitro and in vivo disease models.
Conduct applied research aimed at improvements in areas such as disease testing, crop quality, pharmaceuticals, and the harnessing of microbes to recycle waste.
Develop guidelines for procedures such as the management of viruses.