Research Associate 1, COVID

Connecticut, United States
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Part Time

Position Focus:

A research associate is sought in the Braddock laboratory to assist with our development efforts on enzyme biologicals treating acute viral infection and related pathology. The position will span both significant biochemistry, cell biology, and the maintenance and care of a murine colony. The undergraduate scientist will be instructed in the following disciplines and techniques:

Managing animal colony, including breeding, weaning, genotyping animals and colony maintenance and planning.

The design, execution, and oversight of mouse models of human disease.
Animal (mouse) experimentation involves subcutaneous injection of a therapeutic, genotyping, recording of animal weights, post-mortem tissue collection, and compilation of histologic and serologic data.

Large scale protein purification to yield endo-toxin free biologic suitable for in vivo use.

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:

Previous experience with protein purification of cell culture media to yield endotoxin free biologic.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Previous experience performing murine osteoblast and calvarial cell cultures Experience working with Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Understanding of Yale University and government policies and safety regulations.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Highly motivated, dependable and detailed oriented with ability to function autonomously and perform independent research.

Weekend Hours Required?

Evening Hours Required?

Drug Screen

Health Screening

Background Check Requirements

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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.

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