Research Associate 2 HSS
Provide reproductive sciences research expertise in overseeing and carrying out the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the individual will direct studies on gene expression after exposure to various estrogens. Responsibilities include directing/guiding research staff (research technician, OBGYN faculty and fellows, medical students, residents and visiting scientists). Guide and support the lab’s research activities by performing a variety of procedures including but not limited to: analysis of large databases from gene expression, methylation and ChIP Seq experiments, preparing chemicals and reagents.
- Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
- Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
- Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
- Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder.
- Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes.
- Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
- Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location.
- Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources.
- Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
- Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
- Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Reproductive sciences research experience.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Experience in the following scientific techniques and procedures: tissue/cell culture, protein extraction from cells and tissues, RNA isolation from cells and tissues, ELISA, Western blot analysis, qRT-PCR, and analysis of large databases.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Experience in writing/editing research articles for publications.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Highly-organized, self-motivated and a time efficient researcher with excellent interpersonal, written communication, and oral communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to multi-task, teach scientific protocols and to perform both independently, as well as in a team environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with Mac and PC.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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