Research Associate

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Location
Connecticut, United States
Posted
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Ref
61597BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Focus:

This position is critical for carrying out the work of two NIH funded projects, one that involves isolation of PBMCs, stimulation with influenza specific antigens, flow cytometry, as well as sorting of small populations, isolation of RNA for RNA sequencing. The second project involves head and neck cancer samples and requires coordination of tissue, staining for imaging mass cytometry. The position requires familiarity with IMC datasets which are complication and requires fluency with MCVviewer, cell profiler, and phonograph. In addition, the position coordination of large genomic datasets. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority.
  2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning
  3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly.
  4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports.
  5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning.
  6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.
  7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Specific and extensive experience in working with tissue culture including viral culture, stimulation of cells with viral antigens including HIV, influenza, SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19). Also familiarity with isolation of RNA and RNA sequencing.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Specific experience with use of imaging mass cytometry and use of imaging platforms to analyze data including HistoCAT, MCDViewer, MatLab, Phenograph. Coordination of large genomic datasets.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.

Drug Screen No
Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements 

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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