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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