University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Associate I - Infectious Disease

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 1:19 PM)
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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS Medical) is a group of diverse businesses that make a significant contribution and impact in higher education, medical research, healthcare consulting/delivery and biotechnology throughout the commonwealth and the world. 


We were recognized by US News & World Report Rankings as one of the best graduate schools for Primary Care Education and rank in the top 10 percent in the nation!  At UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine and MassBiologics, our commitment to excellence, diversity, competitive salary & benefits.  Work-life integration will allow you to build a professionally rewarding career as we work together to positively impact the health of people around the globe. 




The individual we are looking for should have experience in doing FACS, westerns, ELISA, cell culture and other immunological techniques that would lend themselves well towards our development of anti-fungal vaccines. Mice are used as the model for our pre-clinical studies. One should have experience in working with mice and feel comfortable with them as individual studies may use up to 50 mice. We are looking for someone who would be attracted to the research we do and feel they can contribute ideas and effort towards making and validating new discoveries. Start date would be June 1, 2018.

For more information about our research see Dr. Stuart Levitz’s website.


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



  • Perform complex laboratory experiments
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on and plan the next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
  • Compile and analyze data. Perform computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
  • Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants.  Review literature
  • Train new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.





  • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of 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


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee



May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates



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


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