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Research Assistant

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

The Fluid Biomarkers Laboratory within the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to evaluate novel biomarkers in samples from Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The role will involve executing a variety of biomarker based assays both manually and using automated equipment in a range of research projects to identify early biomarkers; to develop new hypothesis about disease origins; to assess treatment efficacy in clinical trials (in-house and external contracts); to

develop new assays informed by biological and brain science researchers; and to support longitudinal patient


  • Conduct biomarker assays

  • Sample preparation and inventory management

  • Supporting general laboratory maintenance

  • Data analysis and report preparation

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology or related field is

  • required.

  • 1-2 years of related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Familiarity with basic lab techniques and procedures is required.

  • Knowledge of ELISA and additional Immunoassays is preferred.

  • Experience working with clinical samples (serum, plasma, blood, urine, or tissues) is preferred.

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Additional Information:

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

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Job Posting Title:

Research Assistant


Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science


Grade 8

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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