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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Research Technologist, Senior Aerosol in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Sr. Research Technologist with a background in aerosol, engineering, chemistry or other similar scientific field. The position will support development and operation inhalation exposure systems and data analysis, data interpretation and data reporting. The majority of the work is performed within drug development, pharmacokinetic and toxicology assessment of novel therapeutics and environmental constituents.

A well-qualified candidate will have the opportunity to expand into development and characterization of complex aerosol systems within pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical, biological and radiation aerosols. The qualified candidate should have experience in a broad background of scientific fields including aerosol sciences, mechanical engineering, and analytical chemistry. Additional competencies within electrical engineering, toxicology and pharmacology are preferred.

The job will involve working in multi-disciplinary scientific teams to develop/characterize aerosol systems and process/analyze/troubleshoot/evaluate data sets. The position will involve moderately complex work assignments as well as documenting laboratory work and maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies. Candidate must also be able to collaborate with research staff, independently conduct testing and review results for accuracy and completeness. Preference will be given to candidates who display a strong ability and willingness to be cross trained by experienced team members in a multidisciplinary biomedical scientific team.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in a scientific area or with comparable course work and 4 years of directly related experience in the area of aerosol development, aerosol characterization and data analysis or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.

Candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles and procedures. Must have the ability to successfully perform a variety of laboratory procedures using standard laboratory equipment and instruments. Must have the ability to gather, analyze and report data.

Requires strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.

This position may involve work inside the ABSL3 facility which may require vaccinations/immunizations. Candidates must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and wear a respirator. A Post-offer physical and background check are required. Ability to gain and maintain access to Kirtland Air Force base (KAFB) is required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in a GLP environment.

As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

EEO, including disability/vets

Job ID: 2022-1819

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