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Research Associate I- $2,000 Sign On Bonus!!
Job Number: 2020-35216
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Medicine - W710000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 42
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Oct. 6, 2020

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

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

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform complex laboratory experiments
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on and plan the next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
  • Compile and analyze data. Perform computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
  • Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants.  Review literature
  • Train new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.

                                                                                                           

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of 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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

The research will work with cell culture systems and clinical specimens to study the pathogenesis of respiratory viruses, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2. The ability to concentrate of the “big picture” of understanding disease as well as attention to important details is required as is experience in tissue culture and an interest in working with infectious organisms under carefully controlled circumstances.

Preferred qualification:

Experience with handling infectious agents in the laboratory.

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