Working under direct supervision of PI’s, the Research Associate I performs routine laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate I will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; basic experimental mouse investigations, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental mouse protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance.
- Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
- Maintain lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.
- Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research, and microscopy mouse tissue dissection.
- Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
- Should have particular familiarity with mouse gastrointestinal and cardiovascular tissue dissection and microbiome work.
- Experience with sterile cell clture techniques.
- Must demonstrate ability to work in collaborative research groups. Must be willing to accept responsibilities outside of the initial job description as the project evolves.
1-2 years of lab experience. Understanding of general research objectives.
- Full sensory response (vision, speech, hearing, smell, touch)
- Manual finger dexterity and fine motor skills with eye-hand coordination
- Frequent standing, walking, twisting (trunk, neck), bending (waist), flexing/extending/stretching (extremities and trunk). Occasional sitting, gripping/grasping, reaching below shoulder level, reaching above shoulder level, kneeling, squatting. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, push/pull at least 100 pounds and carry 25 pounds.
B.S or B.A. in biological sciences required.
Willing to complete coursework in IRB and IACUC certification