Research Associate

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

Posting Number
045467  
Position Title
Research Associate  
Number of Vacancies
1  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences  
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.
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.
 
Unique Duties
Mentoring students and lower level researchers in the lab, ensuring data integrity and accurate data collection, overseeing research protocols, data management and analysis, writing manuscripts, presenting at conferences, and assisting in grant writing. The data includes epidemiological, genetic, autonomic (skin conductance and startle response), socioeconomic, and functional MRI imaging data. Candidate will work directly with Dr. Javanbakht in the above responsibilities and will have regular meetings with the PI.  
Qualifications
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 of job related experience.
Ability to work independently, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in behavioral neuroscience, preferably with both research and teaching experience with a publication record proving their ability to carry out the above tasks.  
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)

03-15-2021  
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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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.  
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