Research Associate I

Job Description


POSITION SUMMARY: 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.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: – 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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