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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