GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Horae Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for research associate positions. Under limited supervision, the responsibilities of research associates include but not limited to performing experiments and research specific experimental design, generating lab reports, and helping with data analysis and presentation, conducting experiments in molecular and cell biology (molecular cloning, nucleic acid purification, PCR/rt-qPCR, various blotting techniques, immunocytochemical staining, cell-based reporter assays, etc.), performing mouse experiments (injection, sacrifice, dissection, immunohistochemical staining, microscopy using tissue sections, behavioral tests, etc.), documenting all research information under government and university guidelines, perform general lab maintenance functions, and other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum requirements include B.A./B.S. in scientific field and knowledge, strong skill sets and extensive research experience in molecular cloning, cell culture, and animal studies required. Outstanding organization and communication skills (both oral and writing) required. Position title and salary will be flexible and based upon educational background and experience.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
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.