University Job Title: Research Associate 1, MS
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Fixed
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible? Yes
Other Fixed Duration Date: 30-Sep-2020
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 1 MS (22)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 300 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
This position is responsible for managing and overseeing a research laboratory of a new principal investigator. The applicant will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the laboratory and carrying out experiments for research projects. The Research Associate will be responsible for designing experiments and planning research projects under the guidance of the PI and lab organization, training staff, ensuring all safety and research compliances are met, and managing sponsored research awards.
The lab focuses on elucidating the functions of endogenous and viral circular RNAs. Our understanding will directly help us develop better therapeutics to treat diseases, like cancer. The successful candidate will identify and characterize circular RNAs that respond to viral infections and investigate their molecular mechanisms. Proficiency in cell culture, molecular biology, and flow cytometry, along with excellent communication and writing skills are required.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Demonstrated ability with cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry and laboratory techniques including nucleic acid isolation, PCR, cloning and meticulous record keeping.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability and confidence to work independently following training.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to manage budgets, supply inventory, equipment purchases and maintenance.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Knowledge of grants and available funding and ability to assist with budget preparation and resource planning.
Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Background Check Requirements
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