University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Scientist, Sr

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31573
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
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    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments laboratory research on topics pertinent to the interests of the research programs of the laboratory. 

     

     

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Design and implement experiments designed to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the principal investigator.
    • Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.
    • Write manuscripts and grant applications
    • Design and implement research projects in the laboratory
    • Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results. 
    • Train and supervise junior lab personnel, ensuring staff is trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.
    • Prepare and present data for publication in public forums.
    • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other research proposals.
    • Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory.
    • Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.
    • Stay current with the literature and regularly leads discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects
    • Perform other duties as required.

     

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, or equivalent degree
    • 7 years of research experience.
    • Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.
    • Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.
    • Current knowledge of pertinent literature.
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to travel to off-site locations

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

    Supervises and trains new laboratory personnel and junior members of the laboratory

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

    Additional Information

    Preferred qualifications:

    Able to perform DNA replication assays that include purification of replisome components using quantitative Mass spec and analysis of DNA replication fork dynamics using DNA fiber analysis.  In addition, should be familiar with molecular biology, biochemistry and tissue culture work. 

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