University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Associate

US-MA-Worcester
7 months ago
Requisition Number
2017-28823
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.

 

Major responsibilities includes-

  • Maintenance and inventory of lab equipment, chemicals and supplies
  • Train other laboratory personnel in experimental protocols.
  • Maintain database of lab protocols.
  • Compile and analyze data and be responsible for a single research project.
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to the position.

Conducts research experiments in-

  • Cloning, DNA manipulations and site-directed mutagenesis
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Illumina sequencing preparation and data analyses.
  • Molecular biology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Performs complex laboratory experiments
  • Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants.  Reviews literature
  • Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year relevant research experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Experience working with DNA manipulations and sequencing.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 

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