University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Associate

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 18 hours ago(5/22/2018 4:28 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-30624
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
  • Overview

    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. 

     

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

     

    Drs. Jennifer Wang and Robert Finberg are experienced clinician-scientists working on influenza virus and other respiratory viruses. The lab currently uses a next generation sequencing approach to understand virus-host interactions in depth

     

    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

    PREFERRED SKILLSET:

    • Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, PCR, Flow Cytometry, Protein and nucleic acid purification

     

    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. 

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