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Research Associate III - Lawson Lab

UMass Med School
United States, Massachusetts, Worcester
January 03, 2024

Research Associate III - Lawson Lab
Minimum Salary

US-MA-Worcester
Job Location

2 weeks ago(12/29/2023 4:03 PM)


Requisition Number
2023-43197

# of Openings
1

Posted Date
Day

Shift
Exempt



Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee, the Research Associate III performs a variety of research experiments with independence. This position may provide general operational management to the lab and its personnel.



Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Perform complex laboratory experiments and may be responsible for one or more independent research projects
  • Utilize all software relevant to experiment and equipment used
  • Interpret data, form conclusions and decide on next steps with a significant degree of independence while under the direction of the PI or designee
  • Maintain accurate records, may modify protocols with the approval of the PI or designee
  • Review literature, publications and grants relevant to assigned projects
  • Record results according to established lab, sponsor & university protocol
  • Perform in-depth data analysis and/or mathematical computations
  • Maintain a detailed lab notebook according to lab practice
  • Compile and analyze data, and present in a format suitable for publication according to PI specifications
  • Present findings at lab/group meetings and other forums
  • May oversee laboratory supply levels and order as noted; negotiate with suppliers to optimize available resources
  • Monitor laboratory equipment service contracts and monitor maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and label buffers, media, solutions, etc.
  • Assist with and comply with all safety regulation and infection control standards
  • Train on IACUC, IRB, EHS, Radiation safety protocols; may write standard operation procedures in compliance to protocols and specific regulations for the lab
  • Comply with all applicable state, federal university, and sponsor policies and agreements
  • May manage general operations of the laboratory, including lab personnel, procedures and projects
  • Identify problems and challenges, propose resolutions, implement appropriate solutions
  • May create new protocols and/or modify defined protocols, as necessary, and with the approval of the PI
  • Prioritize and perform several tasks or procedures simultaneously with attention to detail
  • Perform duties and experiments with independence
  • Provide training of new lab personnel
  • May monitor laboratory spending in accordance with budgets guidelines provided by PI or designee
  • May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract funding
  • May assist with drafting manuscripts sections
  • Perform other duties as required


Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological or Natural Science and 3+ years of relevant research experience or a related Master's degree with 1 year of relevant research experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
  • Ability to work in a team environment


Additional Information

View the Lawson lab here.

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