Under faculty supervision, this position requires the employee to carry out experimental studies to enhance the understanding of a disease, identify the genetic susceptibility of the disease within a population, and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research Associates set up, operate, and maintain the lab equipment. Perform and monitor laboratory experiments and keep detailed logs. Analyze and organize test data. Maintain and clean space and lab equipment.
Participate in planning experiments, evaluating/interpreting test results, developing conclusions, and devising solutions to problems utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices and under the direction of the scientist in charge.
Keep detailed logs of the experiments and report scientific findings through write-ups, presentations, posters, and manuscripts.
Maintain and clean equipment and lab environment.
Keep detailed logs of equipment and reagents in the lab and coordinate, manage, and perform the selection and purchasing of equipment and research supplies with guidance from faculty members.
Mentor students, instruct new and fellow employees on new technologies.
Attends scientific seminars, symposiums, conferences, and other training opportunities in order to maintain and improve his/her scientific knowledge as to be able to contribute to achieving the unit’s objectives.
Contribute to manuscripts and grant applications.
Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field (Biology, Molecular, and Cellular Biology, Genetics) and at least 1 year + of post-graduation experience
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with biotech equipment (i.e. thermalcyclers, spectrophotometers, microscopes, centrifuges).