Under supervision of the PI, the Research Associate will perform in vivo experiments in rodents and manage lab operation in details. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: in vivo animal surgeries, writing animal protocols, drafting grant applications, manuscripts and supervision of lab personnel.
1. Designs, plans, implements and evaluates complex multifaceted research projects/systems, including method development, adaptation and validation. 2. Collaborates with PI to define research endeavors and the development of research hypothesis and approach. 3. Solves complex methodology, protocol, procedural and research problems through design of techniques, procedures and policies that will achieve research goals. 4. Develops long range plans for supplies and equipment to ensure smooth operation of laboratory. 5. Investigates, analyzes and evaluates complex data, data collection systems and methods to reach scientific conclusions and ensures the integrity of research data. 6. Collaborates with PI to coordinate major lab renovations working with Facilities, Health and Safety, and Purchasing to ensure deadlines, safety standards and purchases are according to plans and within budgets. 7. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability with mouse/rat breeding and colony maintenance.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proven ability in writing animal protocols (IACUC), grants and manuscripts.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Excellent computer skills, as well as proficiency with data analysis including statistical analysis.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
PhD with strong scientific background. Previous lab management experience is preferred.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
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