GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.
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.
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
Prior mammalian cell culture experience
Experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
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.