Research Associate

Connecticut, United States
06 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, support the research infrastructure and activities of the Muschen laboratory which focuses on multidisciplinary research program to study oncogenic signaling and clonal evolution in B cell malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Essential Duties

  1. Designs, plans, implements and evaluates complex, multifaceted research projects/systems, including method development, adaptation and validation.
  2. Stays abreast of technological/scientific developments in the field and determine when to incorporate them into experimental plans.
  3. Establishes policies and procedures for research projects.
  4. Solves complex methodology, protocol, procedural and research problems through adapting new techniques that will achieve research goals.
  5. Formulates and implements short and long-range goals for the operation of the lab. Sets priorities, assigns responsibilities, and establishes timelines. Projects future needs and formulates operational strategies consistent with projects.
  6. Manages a research facility determining appropriate scientific techniques, equipment and administrative procedures. Supervises exempt and non-exempt staff.
  7. Coordinates major lab renovations working with Facilities, Health and Safety, and Purchasing to ensure deadlines, safety standards and purchases are according to plans and within budgets.
  8. Investigates, analyzes and evaluates complex data, specialized data collection systems and methods to reach scientific conclusions and ensure the integrity of research data.
  9. Authors articles for research publications and professional journals.
  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

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

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to supervise experimental procedures, oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including budget and supply management. Ability to plan, implement and maintain the overall laboratory policies, protocols and procedures.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to mentor and develop staff, perform, train and assist technician and staff in multicolor flow cytometry, animal related research, BSL2+ level virus production and transfection, general microbiological techniques (vector cloning and development, qPCR, ddPCR, WB etc.) and cell culture techniques.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Experience performing research on human and animal tissue, including harvesting and processing of primary human and animal cells and organs. Ability to use xenograft core management, animal surgeries, intravenous and intra femoral injection, primary cell culture and cell verification techniques

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to coordinate and organize material exchange between the lab and outside laboratories and vendors.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Extreme attention to detail. Ability to implement and develop new techniques and procedures relevant for research of the laboratory.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements

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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:

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