Research Associate 1 MS

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 10 January 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

This position provides research assistance combined with lab managerial oversight responsibilities and will be responsible for carrying out and managing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Under the direction and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the individual will work on and develop independent studies of the basic biological mechanisms that trigger ovarian aging, with a focus on the roles of noncoding RNAs. Responsibilities include training and supervise other members of the lab who may include postdoctoral associates, postgraduate associates, research assistants, clinical trainees and students, as well as providing assistance where needed.

Responsibilities also include supporting the lab’s research activities by performing a variety of procedures including but not limited to:

Specialized cell and tissue cultures.

Protein/RNA extraction from cells and tissues.

Western blot analysis; qRT-PCR, and mouse colony management and tissue collection.

Lab duties include but are not limited to:

Overseeing the smooth operation of the research laboratory.

Preparing chemicals and reagents.

Ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies.

Keeping records of laboratory purchases and expenses.

Maintaining laboratory equipment.

Organizing laboratory and equipment services.

Keeping the laboratory up to EHS regulations and organized.

The individual will perform additional functions incidental to research activities and lab oversight, as assigned or as the position requires.

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:

Experience in the following scientific techniques and procedures: tissue/cell culture, protein extraction from cells and tissues, RNA isolation from cells and tissues, Western blot analysis, and qRT-PCR.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Highly-organized, self-motivated and time efficient individual with excellent interpersonal, written communication, and oral communication skills. Ability to multi-task, and to perform both independently, as well as in a team environment.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven reliability and professional attitude with the ability to stay focused on detailed-orientated work and have accurate record keeping. Displays a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situations.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Experience with Mac and PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience in the following scientific techniques and procedures is preferred: tissue processing, transfections, mouse studies, and immunohistochemistry and mouse colony management. Experience in the following computer applications: Workday, EHS Integrator, eShipGlobal Outlook and Zoom.

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