Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Two Research Associate positions are available at the immunology laboratory that investigates innate sensing pathways and their roles in health and disease. This position is fully funded by a five-year NIH R01 to investigate the mechanism of inflammasome activation and regulation.
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.
Prepare and present presentations regarding research results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.
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.
Design and manage research projects with the assistance of the faculty mentor.
Perform experimental techniques, such as molecular cloning, protein purification, cell culture, Western blotting, immunostaining, gene knockdown and knockout in cultured cells and mouse disease models.
Write for scientific papers and do presentations in research conferences.
Bachelor's degree required, 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.
Minimum two years job related experience required.
Ability to work independently, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management, organization, interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
Microsoft office software skills.
PhD, M.D. or both in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or a related field and strong interest in immunology research.
Previous publication as first or co-first author.
Notable expertise in studying cell signaling pathways.
Self-motivated and excellent communication skills
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.
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Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
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