Research Assistant

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

Posting Number
045514  
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 in laboratory or population science research. May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation. Design and perform research protocols independently
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.
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or research. Design and perform experiments. 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 on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results. 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.
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)
 
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Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree with a strong background in science is required.
Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
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 and statistical software skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
 
Working Conditions
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment.  
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)

 
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 description of lab experiences and career plans, as well as your GPA and MCAT/GRE scores, in your resume and/or cover letter to Dr. Michael Bannon at mbannon@med.wayne.edu  
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