University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Associate I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31523
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

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

     

     

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • 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.

                                                                                                               

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

    • 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

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

    May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

    Additional Information

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

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

     

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic research team in the area of stem cell biology and epigenetics.  The Research Associate will apply cutting edge molecular biology and next generation sequencing technologies, and closely interact with other lab members to design and execute projects. The individual will learn and apply cutting edge molecular biology and epigenomics approaches on models of development and immune diseases.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology.

     

     

    Other responsibilities include-

    • Next generation sequencing technologies (single cell transcriptomics and chromatin assays; RNAseq, ATACseq, ChIPseq)
    • Molecular Biology to support plasmid generation
    • Characterization and manipulation of stem cell lines
    • Testing and troubleshooting new methods and equipment
    • Maintain meticulous records and organize reagents
    • Work closely in a team setting with other scientists to coordinate experiments 
    • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BA/BS and research experience including molecular biology
    • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills are essential
    • Excellent understanding of molecular biology skills in the areas of DNA and RNA processing
    • Experience with CRISPR technology including generation of viral particles for delivery
    • Attention to detail

     

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