University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Scientist, Sr

US-MA-Worcester
2 months ago
Requisition Number
2017-29471
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

The Research Scientist, Sr will provide scientific support, management, and day-to-day operation of the Cryo-EM Core Facility. The candidate will collaborate with and support researchers from across the campuses and guest institutions, by providing support and guidance in experimental design, data collection, data quality control, and computational analysis as well as assisting in detailed structural analyses of biological macromolecules and complexes.

 

 

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments laboratory research on topics pertinent to the interests of the research programs of the laboratory. 

 

Major reponsibilities include-

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Cryo-EM Core Facility instruments.
  • Design and implement data collection methods and strategies for specific research projects
  • Responsible for data acquisition and data quality control
  • Assist users to prepare cryo-EM specimen.
  • Participate and collaborate with guest research laboratories for research projects.
  • Train new cryo-EM users for basic techniques required for TEM operation and sample screening.

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement experiments designed to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the principal investigator.
  • Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.
  • Write manuscripts and grant applications
  • Design and implement research projects in the laboratory
  • Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results. 
  • Train and supervise junior lab personnel, ensuring staff is trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.
  • Prepare and present data for publication in public forums.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other research proposals.
  • Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory.
  • Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.
  • Stay current with the literature and regularly leads discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, or equivalent degree
  • 7 years of research experience.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.
  • Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.
  • Current knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Biological Sciences, Physics, Engineering, or Equivalent
  • 3 years of hands-on experience with Cryo-EM experiments including sample preparation, data collection and analysis. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervises and trains new laboratory personnel and junior members of the laboratory

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

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