University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Associate

US-MA-Worcester
1 week ago(1/9/2018 12:01 PM)
Requisition Number
2018-30274
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional

Overview

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.

 

 

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

 

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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