Research Associate

UMass Medical School


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  • UMass Medical School
    Jan 20, 2017

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.
 
 
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.

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

PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Prior mammalian cell culture experience
Experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques

 

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.
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