RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / NBHISU Neuroscience
Scope of Job:
Under the moderate supervision and with limited latitude for the
use of initiative and independent judgment, performs routine
research projects. Testing the analgesic efficacy and safety of
several compounds as well as evaluating the therapeutic mechanism
of action using behavioral, biochemical, pharmacological assays.
May supervise the work of others.
Description of Duties:
• Conduct experiments in rodents, and biochemistry and cell
• Assist with lab management duties such as maintaining and
troubleshooting lab equipment and ensuring lab safety protocols are
• Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines in conducting research,
especially when dealing with hazardous materials and/or biological
• Study design, execute of various experiments.
• Collects, compiles, and analyzes research data.
• Prepares, collects, evaluates, and verifies samples and
supporting records for experiments.
• Uses statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data
• Prepares or assists with preparing reports of research
• Assists with planning, developing, coordinating, and
administering research projects.
• May assist in designing and creating computer programs for
• Operates and maintains equipment and automated systems.
•May train users on the operation and data management of research
• Maintains inventory of research related material.
• Complies with all State and University policies.
• Assist with daily operations of the lab.
• Other duties may be assigned.
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
May carry out limited responsibilities in accordance with the
project objectives, policies and applicable laws guidance for
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related
from an accredited University.
No minimum experience required.
Strong analytical, quantitative and programming skills as well as
expertise in diffusion imaging. Technical experience in gene and
protein expression analysis and analytical skills. Experience
working with tissues, cells and proteins. Expertise in microscopy
and histology. Experience with small animals. Good knowledge of
statistics (e.g., ANOVA)
Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application
to research analysis, of measurement, testing, and evaluation, and
of research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies.
Skilled in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and in
using computers, software, and statistical tools and programs.
Ability to plan, organize, and oversee research projects, evaluate
research data, ensure the development of measuring instruments with
respect to reliability, relevance, and validity, interpret and
publish research findings, and communicate effectively. Knowledge
of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use
institutional software systems.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. The
work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with co-workers and the public. This position is designed for
full-time employees. May work some evenings and/or weekends.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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