University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Associate

US-MA-Worcester
3 weeks ago
Requisition Number
2017-29632
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and high throughput assay optimization and utilization.

 

The Project title is: Identification of drugs to treat immunological tumors

 

The goal of our research is to identify and characterize small molecule probes to map structure-function relationship of key signaling molecules of lymphocytes. Some of these probes will be used to block lymphocyte survival and function, to treat lymphoid tumors and abnormal lymphocyte expansion associated with autoimmune disorders. This individual will work closely with the laboratory Principle Investigators and senior scientists in conducting original biomedical research in the field of immunology. In addition to experimentation, the Technician’s duties will include managing laboratory supplies (inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt), assisting with equipment maintenance, attending and participating in group and project meetings.

 

The applicant should be highly motivated to learn and contribute to research progress, with strong communication skill. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field is required. Experience as a research technician with cell culture and/or basic molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR are preferred but not required. This is an ideal position for students applying to graduate or medical school programs in 2-3 years as the position includes opportunity and time allocated, if desired by the candidate, to participate in graduate level coursework. Alternatively, the skill set acquired in an academic setting, will also provide opportunities for industry positions.

 

Candidates should attach a cover letter with their application including contact information for references. 

 

 

 

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:

  • Mouse handling experience (ear tagging, tail biopsies, bleeding, weaning, mouse injections).

 

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. 

Additional Information

 

 

 

 

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