Research Associate 1 MS

Connecticut, United States
10 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Lab Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division, Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. Provides daily technical support and Andrology Lab technical oversight including ensuring lab operations conform with current regulations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to development of staffing schedules, ensuring proper paperwork /consents, processes billing for services, activities associated with processing specimens for semen analysis, perform counts for concentration and motility, histological techniques for identifying leucocytes, immature germ cells and morphology, process semen for ART procedures and intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), recovery of motile sperm from normospermic specimens using selective methods (i.e., density gradient, semen cryopreservation, testing for immunological infertility caused by antibody coating of sperm, sperm function tests offered by andrology lab including sperm survival, set up/calibrate/clean lab equipment, ordering supplies, maintains lab records, documents quality assurance activities and lab inspection preparation.

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:

Prior experience in Andrology (sperm count, motility and morphology), specimen processing, and administrative and patient care duties related to the clinical laboratory.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Intermediate knowledge of Word and Excel.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Knowledge/experience with CASA (computer assisted sperm analysis) software system.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability in being courteous, compassionate and respectful to all internal and external customers.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


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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