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Research Associate I
Job Number: 2021-38377
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Biochemistry & Molecular Pharm - W404000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 42
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Sept. 10, 2021

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

We are a single molecule biophysics laboratory specializing in TIRF microscopy and Optical tweezers. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Associate I is expected to regularly engage with one or both of these experimental platforms. Additionally, the Research Associate I is expected to prepare and validate reagents for experiments and develop analysis methods.

 

 

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, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
  • Compile and analyze data. Perform computations using image analysis software 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.
  • Literature review
  • 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
  • Remove knowledge of Microsoft office products
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace
  • Strong ability in Python and Github
  • 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:

Biochemistry laboratory and may require appropriate contact with biohazards and lasers. 

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