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Research Associate - $2,000 Sign on Bonus
Job Number: 2022-39844
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Molecular Cell & Cancer Biology - W495000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 40
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Feb. 17, 2022


Research Associate in Molecular Biology

Job Description:

The Kaufman laboratory in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is searching for candidates for a new NIH-funded project. We will be studying the interplay of proteins involved in genome organization and genome stability, using molecular, cell biological and genomic methods. A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

The candidate will contribute directly to the central research programs of the laboratory. We are particularly interested in chromosomal proteins involved in the three-dimensional organization of mammalian genomes, how this organization is altered during innate immune cell activation, and in defense mechanisms against genotoxic stress. In addition to experimental duties, the candidate will contribute to laboratory organization and stock maintenance.



  • Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Performs complex laboratory experiments
  • Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature
  • Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent 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 Lab Technicians and Aides


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

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