Research Associate

Location
Worcester, MA
Posted
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.

Major responsibilities includes-

    Maintenance and inventory of lab equipment, chemicals and supplies Train other laboratory personnel in experimental protocols. Maintain database of lab protocols. Compile and analyze data and be responsible for a single research project. Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to the position.
Conducts research experiments in-

    Cloning, DNA manipulations and site-directed mutagenesis Agarose gel electrophoresis Illumina sequencing preparation and data analyses. Molecular biology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Performs complex laboratory experiments
  • Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature
  • Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year relevant research experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with DNA manipulations and sequencing.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

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