As a Research Assistant you will assistin performing research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science based projects. You will independently design, plan, and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement. The Senior Research Assistant will maintain a high level of expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and implement a quality assurance plan, as well as participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail
Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Conducts a wide variety of experimental tests for Investigators by developing new research methods or improving existing ones as needed.
Ensures laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies for research experiments are prepared for testing
Work may involve culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab.
Responds to and produces reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team
Responsible for scheduling staff and ensuring timeliness of work; may contribute to the performance appraisal process; may direct technician/clinical staff in the conduct of lab experimentation including operation of lab equipment
Develops proficiency testing and preparation of reports by following outlined technical procedures and monitors inventory using quality-control mechanisms and documentation.
Bachelors Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 5-7 years of work experience in a Biological Laboratory Environment or Masters Degree in Sciences with 3-5 years of relevant experience. #L
Internal Number: 2019-36855
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