Research Assistant

Updated: about 20 hours ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Number
045303  
Position Title
Research Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
1  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0603-Anatomy  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to
complete laboratory based or population science research. May assist in writing research protocols
and in manuscript preparation. Design and perform research experiments independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the research protocol. This position is responsible for maintaining the laboratory equipment, cleaning and organization of laboratory, stocking and ordering laboratory supplies, and autoclaving. Maintain animal (mostly mice) colonies, including genotyping and basic animal procedures. Keep manuals and protocols in good order. Collect experimental data, perform basic data analysis and report results to supervisor and in lab meetings. Perform basic microscopy and capture images.
Essential Functions
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments. May recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates to screen potential participants for qualifiers and barriers to the study. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist lab members with experiments as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results and/or community 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
 
Qualifications
Applicant must hold a BS/MS degree with a strong background in biological sciences.
Experience in maintaining and genotyping rodents is required.
Basic knowledge of molecular biology and cell biology techniques is required.
Ability to maintain laboratory equipment, cleaning and organization of laboratory, stocking and ordering laboratory supplies, and laboratory cleaning and autoclaving.
Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever required.
Good communication and writing skills (competence with Excel, Power point, Word and Adobe illustrator).
Requires advanced knowledge predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
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.
 
Preferred Qualifications
A master's degree in biology or life sciences is preferred.
Previous research experiences in animal research, molecular and cellular biology research are preferred.
Highly motivated candidates who have passion in medical research to advance their careers are encouraged to apply.
 
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)

11-13-2020  
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:
Application should include an updated c.v. and names and contact information of at least three references.  
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