Research Associate I

UMass Medical School


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  • UMass Medical School
    Jul 21, 2017

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with mice (husbandry, genetics, embryology), as well as mouse colonies (record keeping, breeding, tail biopsies, etc.)
  • Prior work in pre-implantation embryo microinjection preferred but not essential
  • Familiarity with data interpretation and the ability to form conclusions and plan the next experiment
  • Ability to schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records and write reports
  • Availability to work extended hours and on weekends
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
  • Willingness to learn new skills.

 

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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