Research Associate I

Job Description



Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, will be trained to perform laboratory tasks aimed at understanding the Metabolic Basis of Tumors and Tumor-like Syndromes. We are looking for a highly motived and meticulous individual who may be interested in pursuing graduate or medical school or a career in biotech and is willing to commit at least two years of supervised research; ideal for an ambitious recent college graduate. Techniques to be learned and applied may include but are not limited to metabolomics, genomics, CRISPR genome editing, imaging, gene therapy, and tumor modeling. Opportunity for authorships on scientific papers. The laboratory has a strong record of mentorship and former techs have gone on to top graduate programs.



-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 Qualifications


-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

Additional Responsibilities/Qualifications:

-Ability to take instruction with the goal of eventually performing duties independently.

-Computer programming, laboratory bench skills, chemical synthesis, or related expertise a plus.

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