Research Associate 1, MS

Connecticut, United States
Thursday, 28 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Director of Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC), this position will supervise staff and manager core imaging facilities and experimental protocols and provide an interface with collaborating investigators, IACUC and Radiation Safety staff, using discretion, sensitivity, and independent judgment. Participation in and performance of independent research related to active program in cardiovascular and translational imaging within Y-TRIC. Expertise in animal handling (rodent and non-rodent), surgery, intraoperative and post-operative care. Include knowledge regarding use of pharmacotherapies in animals, and oversight of the use of controlled drugs in laboratory.

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:

Ability to prepare protocols and regulatory documents for pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Working knowledge and ability with non-invasive imaging technology.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability and capacity to independently perform acute and chronic, small and large animal experiments and ability with animal handling is essential.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to supervise the of radiation handling and safety. Hands-on experience with isotope preparation and administration.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team, schedule and conduct complex imaging and research studies.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Degree in veterinary medicine, advanced degree in biological sciences or biomedical engineering preferred. Experience with ultrasound, SPECT/PET/CT imaging preferred.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Certification in veterinary medicine, or veterinary technology preferred.

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