University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Associate II

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 4 months ago(6/11/2018 10:11 AM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31172
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

     

    Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Associate II performs a variety of complex research experiments and is responsible for overseeing laboratory operations within the Department.

     

    Must be able to work independently with minimal daily supervision.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Perform complex laboratory experiments and conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
    • Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
    • Report the status of projects and observations to the Department Chair
    • Ensure departmental computer resources remain functional and provide on-site support to Investigators as requested
    • Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project
    • Manage laboratory research staff
    • Responsible for overall laboratory organization including oversight of safety protocols and the maintenance of related records 
    • May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
    • Long-range planning for laboratory and departmental equipment maintenance and replacement. Assist in procurement of departmental equipment. Responsible for physical inventory of all equipment, and maintaining records of all equipment acquired, moved off-site, or discarded
    • Oversee and coordinate the use of centralized departmental facilities
    • Work with Facilities Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety, and Radiation Safety to ensure department facilities and laboratories are in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations
    • Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants.  Review literature
    • Oversee and assist in the training of new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
    • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
    • Perform other duties as required

     

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
    • 5 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

     

    Additional Information

     

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

    Supervise aides, technicians, and associates

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

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