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Research Associate I

UMass Med School
United States, Massachusetts, Worcester
February 29, 2024

Research Associate I
Minimum Salary

US-MA-Worcester
Job Location

2 months ago(1/10/2024 12:37 PM)


Requisition Number
2023-44706

# of Openings
1

Posted Date
Day

Shift
Exempt

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional



Overview

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.



Responsibilities

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


Qualifications

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability or willingness to work with mice.
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