University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Research Associate

at University of Massachusetts Medical School

Posted: 11/4/2018
Job Reference #: 31906
Keywords: research, laboratory

Job Description

  • Minimum SalaryUS-MA-Worcester
    Job Location1 month ago(11/1/2018 2:58 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31906
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments
    • Performs complex laboratory experiments
    • Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
    • Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
    • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
    • Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature
    • Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
    • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment
    • Complies with all safety and infection control standards
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
    • 1 year 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 Lab Technicians and Aides

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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