The Institute for Genomic Medicine is seeking a senior research associate to join our team. Our translational research group focuses on studying the genomics of cancer, epilepsy, and other neurodevelopmental diseases using patient-derived tissues as well as murine models.
We use cutting-edge techniques including single cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics/proteomics, and other genomic techniques. Senior Research Associate will report to PI and/or Senior Research Scientist.
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PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analysis in a specific area agreed upon in conjunction with a principal investigator. Sets up research experiments and arranges from subjects to be used in research experiments through appropriate hospital and research institute procedures.
Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies. Collaborates and interacts with other researchers doing similar studies at CRI and at other research institutions. Prepares position papers about research studies including information about difficulties encountered in setting up and conducting research studies.
Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals with regard to a specific area of research. Attends scientific conferences and gives scientific presentations. Serves as a resource person for other investigators and as a mentor to less experienced research personnel.
Prepares budget proposals for supplies and equipment needed to conduct research. Monitors study expenditures to assure that budgetary constraints are followed. Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Master of Science degree with one to two years of laboratory research experience OR Bachelor of Science degree with two to three years of laboratory research experience OR certification and experience may be considered in lieu of formal education. Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.
Must be able to develop complex position papers and reports, and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications. MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Percent of time spent on: 50% Conducting research studies 25% Collecting and analyzing data 10% Preparing position papers, publications and grant proposals 05% Resource person for other investigators 05% Mentoring less experienced research personnel 05% Purchasing supplies Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet
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