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Research Associate I Molecular Medicine - Diabetes - $2,000 Sign on bonus
Job Number: 2021-38427
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Medicine - Diabetes - W400950
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 42
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: March 15, 2022


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic research team in the area of stem cell biology and epigenetics.  The Research Associate will apply cutting edge molecular biology and next generation sequencing technologies, and closely interact with other lab members to design and execute projects. The individual will learn and apply cutting edge molecular biology and epigenomics approaches on models of development and immune diseases.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology.




  • 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.




  • 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


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee



May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates


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

 Other responsibilities include:

  • Next generation sequencing technologies (single cell transcriptomics and chromatin assays; RNAseq, ATACseq, ChIPseq)
  • Molecular Biology to support plasmid generation
  • Characterization and manipulation of stem cell lines
  • Testing and troubleshooting new methods and equipment
  • Maintain meticulous records and organize reagents

Work closely in a team setting with other scientists to coordinate experiments               

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