Research Associate I

Job Description



Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee, the Research Associate I provides operational support to the laboratory. The Research Associate I will perform research experiments as defined by the PI.



– Perform laboratory experiments and may be responsible for a single research project – Utilize all software relevant to experiment and equipment used – Interpret data, form conclusions and decide on next steps under the direction of the PI or designee – Maintain accurate records, may modify protocols with the approval of the PI or designee – Review literature, publications and grants relevant to assigned projects – Record results according to established lab, sponsor & university protocol – Assist with performing data analysis and/or mathematical computations – Maintain a detailed lab notebook according to lab practice – Present findings at lab/group meetings – Monitor laboratory supply levels and order as noted – Prepare and label buffers, media, solutions, etc. – Assist with and comply with all safety regulation and infection control standards – Train on IACUC, IRB, EHS, Radiation safety protocols – Comply with all applicable state, federal university, and sponsor policies and agreements – Provide support with identifying problems and challenges, propose resolutions, implement appropriate solutions – Provide support with drafting standard operation procedures in compliance to EHS regulation specific for the lab – Perform other duties as required



– Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Natural Science, or equivalent experience – Basic understanding of lab safety and protocols – Knowledge of Microsoft Office products – Ability to analyze data in a quantitative and objective manner. – Ability to work in a team environment

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