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


– College graduate with a degree in Animal Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related discipline. Recent graduate are encouraged to apply.

– Prior Laboratory Experience.

– Experience in the following techniques preferred: handling/injecting/genotyping mice; preparation dermal/epidermal tissues for histology; isolation and cell culture of myeloid and/or epidermal populations; maintenance and transfection of cell lines; multicolor flow cytometry; DNA/RNA purification and quantification, enzyme-based immunoassays, and immunofluorescent/confocal microscopy

– Outstanding organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

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