The Research Associate performs complex research of an advanced nature under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The RA functions somewhat independently to assist with and conduct laboratory experiments. They require a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty.
Collect, prepare, analyze, dissect and evaluate specimens and/or tissue cultures
Assist in making chemical analyses of body fluids and tissues; performs venipuncture and obtains blood specimens
Weigh and anesthetize laboratory animals for experiments and maintains records on such animals relative to feeding and physical condition
Operate laboratory equipment, contributes to laboratory maintenance
Perform a variety of assays, tests, and studies of a routing nature
Perform calculations to complete research test results; collate data; perform statistical analysis of lab results and maintain notes and log or computer database
Perform electron microscopy, x-ray, and electrochemical techniques
Assist with small animal surgery
Calibrate laboratory equipment
Maintain highly detailed records
Perform specialized and complex experiments in such areas a molecular biology, cell culture
Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
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