Research Assistant

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Posting Number
045505  
Position Title
Research Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
2  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0639-Perinatology Research  
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, Postdoctoral scholars/fellows, and other staff members 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
Participate in studies investigating pathways that lead to obstetrical disorders, whose goals aim to improve the understanding of the mechanisms of disease and to develop methods for the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pregnancy complications, emphasizing spontaneous preterm labor and birth.
Conduct research experiments using biological samples. Perform applicable tasks in a biosafety cabinet and utilize applicable PPE (e.g. gloves, surgical gowns, lab coats, face shield or goggles, etc.).
Assist other lab members with molecular biology experiments as required.
Evaluate and perform preliminary analysis of the data using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols.
Develop presentations for laboratory and Journal Club meetings.
Participate in presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Present abstracts (oral/poster) at regional, national, and/or international scientific meetings.
Draft slides and scripts for social media presentations and preparing other multimedia/promotional items. Prepare and present video(s) describing abstracts and/or published papers.
Maintain records of experiments and enter into databases. Data from experiments will be stored long-term in laboratory notebooks, databases, and on the server system. Therefore, providing clear and detailed data and notes are required at all times.
Maintain the laboratory work areas such as performing maintenance on equipment as required, washing and autoclaving glassware, and disposing of biohazardous waste. Maintain cleanliness and organization of workstation.
Maintain freezer organization, monitor freezer temperature conditions and ensure sample security.
Maintain inventory, order supplies and anticipate laboratory needs.
Additional duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelor's degree required, in 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.
Experience:
Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
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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)

04-05-2021  
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

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

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