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Research Associate I - Mellon College of Science - Department of Physics, Shi Lab

Employer
Carnegie Mellon University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

Job Details



The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.

The Department of Physics within the Mellon College of Science is seeking a one-year part-time Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sufei Shi. This position is for one year only.

Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Perform research experiments following protocols and procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed research records and files.
  • Oversee general laboratory maintenance.
  • Summarize statistical information for analysis and presentation.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in a biological field.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience with molecular biological methods.
  • Some working knowledge of genome browsers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills required.
  • Strong problem solving and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to pay strict attention to protocol preparation.
Requirements:
  • Successful background check
Additional Information:
  • Fixed Term: This is a fixed term position with an estimated duration of 1 year
Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance .

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Researchers

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis

Hourly

More Information:
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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran .

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Company

Carnegie Mellon Univesity

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