Research Associate I

University of Massachusetts Medical School


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  • Worcester, Ma 01605 United States
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Dec 31, 2020

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

This position will provide lab operations support and coordination for the Zamore lab in the RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI), a growing research enterprise. The RTI is quickly becoming one of the most prominent academic research entities in the field of RNA research. The Zamore lab studies the pathways and mechanism of sRNA in a variety of organisms. This position will be responsible for lab operations, including inventory management, lab ordering, monitoring equipment performance and need for maintenance or repair, as well as working with drosophila. More information about the Zamore lab may be found at www.umassmed.edu/zamore/.

 

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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