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Research Scientist, Sr
Job Number: 2021-37397
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Medicine - W400900
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 46
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: May 26, 2021

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments laboratory research on topics pertinent to the interests of the research programs of the laboratory. 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement experiments designed to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the principal investigator.
  • Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.
  • Write manuscripts and grant applications
  • Design and implement research projects in the laboratory
  • Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results. 
  • Train and supervise junior lab personnel, ensuring staff is trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.
  • Prepare and present data for publication in public forums.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other research proposals.
  • Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory.
  • Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.
  • Stay current with the literature and regularly leads discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, or equivalent degree
  • 7 years of research experience.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.
  • Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.
  • Current knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervises and trains new laboratory personnel and junior members of the laboratory

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interested in a stable position within an interactive and enthusiastic research environment.
  • Holding a Masters, PhD, and/or Instructor or similar position in a related field of study/research.
  • Works well as part of a team.
  • Maintains high level of motivation and passion for research.
  • Interest in mechanisms of Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer.
  • Comfortable with/working in multi-disciplinary approaches including cell & molecular biology, biochemistry, imaging, genetics, cell culture, animal models.
  • Interest in nutrient sensing, signal transduction, metabolism, especially metabolomics and isotope tracing, to understand cell and organ metabolism and organ-to-organ/tumor communication mechanisms.
  • Interest in studying metabolic hubs such as brown fat, white fat, liver, and brain.
  • Be willing and available to train on new instrumentation as necessary, which may include off-site training.
  • Participate in writing manuscripts and grant applications.
  • Capable of managing a small research team.

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