University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Associate I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31577
    # 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.

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