University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Research Scientist, Sr

at University of Massachusetts Medical School

Posted: 11/11/2018
Job Reference #: 31937
Keywords: research, laboratory, lab

Job Description

  • Minimum SalaryUS-MA-Worcester
    Job Location1 month ago(11/9/2018 9:07 AM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31937
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    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.