University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Scientist, Sr

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 weeks ago(11/19/2020 3:11 PM)
Requisition Number
2020-36076
# 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

The candidate should have more than 5 years of experience in understanding mechanisms of retinal degenerative diseases and should have done ocular injections in small and large animals, ocular gene therapy studies and retinal biochemical analyses.

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