Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Posting Number
045434  
Position Title
Research Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
1  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0606-Physiology  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to
complete laboratory based, clinical or population science research. May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation. Design and perform research protocols independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the research protocol.
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
Unique Duties
NIH funded diabetes study using knockout cell lines and mouse models.  
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred.
Requires advanced knowledge predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications
M.S. degree or equivalent experience in animal studies using rodent models, a strong motivation to advance their career and a demonstrated track record of productive research. The Research assistant is expected to lead some projects while working mainly as a team member, study related literatures, and maintain detailed experimental records. Expertise in knockout mouse studies will receive the highest priority for consideration.  
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
 
Working Conditions
The lab has created a team oriented working environment where passionate and hard-working scientists can maximize their productivity and advance their career. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.
Interested candidates should submit CV and contact information for 3 professional references
 
Job Type
Full or Fractional Time  
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
2021  
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

02-25-2021  
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
No  
Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)  

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
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