Research Associate

Job Description

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.
The hire will join an active research group focused on innate immunity, using both vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. The hire will be responsible for managing animal colony along the general lab organization (~50% effort), and will also be directly involved in experiments with supervision by support of senior lab members, depending on their goals (~50% effort).

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• 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
• 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.

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