Research Assistant

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

Posting Number
045510  
Position Title
Research Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
1  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0602-Pharmacology  
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.
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
Studies of opioid abuse at cellular, organismic, and population levels of analysis
To regularly attend autopsies to procure human postmortem brain specimens for analyses; To section and slide mount samples for subsequent analysis (such as in situ hybridization or immunochemistry). To conduct a variety of statistical analyses (using Excel, SPSS) to elucidate trends in drug abuse and potentially deadly drug-drug interactions.
 
Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree with a strong background in science is required.
Previous research experience required.
This position is well-suited for a recent college graduate interested in obtaining first-hand experience in biomedical research prior to entering graduate or medical school.
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.
For more information about our laboratory please visit: https://pharmacology.med.wayne.edu/profile/aa4864
or see recent lab publications (PMID 30733491, PMID 30405330, PMID 32075678)
 
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with statistical packages is preferred.  
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
 
Working Conditions
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.  
Job Type
Full-Time  
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

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

04-09-2021  
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.  
Instructions for submitting your application:
Please send your resume to Dr. Michael Bannon at mbannon@med.wayne.edu and include a description of lab experiences and career plans, as well as your GPA and MCAT/GRE scores, in your resume and/or cover letter.  
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