ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST (Neuroscience)
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Neuroscience
Scope of Job:
Under limited supervision and with moderate latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment, performs complex research work
by assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of
specialized research projects. Manages the upkeep, training, and
supervision of specialized research equipment within area of
Description of Duties:
• Plans, conducts, monitors, and analyzes research projects to
include interpreting results, developing nonstandard tests,
recommending technology-based solutions, or determining
computational strategies; formulates and monitors long-range
research objectives, programs, and priorities; reviews, analyzes,
and evaluates the impact of legislation, regulations, and policies
affecting current research.
• May assist in formulation of research objectives and programs and
determine the scope of methodologies of research projects and areas
to be evaluated; provides consultation relating to research design,
planning, instrumentation, statistical analysis, and reporting;
works with researchers on the development of experiments and
interpretation of results for research and teaching.
• Assists in developing policies and procedures used in conducting
and administering research, demonstration, and evaluation
activities; assists with conducting data quality assurance
procedures; develops, improves, or customizes products, equipment,
formulas, processes, or analytical methods; prepares research data
sets and documents data structure and definitions; may develop new
software applications or customize existing applications to meet
specific scientific project needs.
• Writes technical papers or summary of findings and prepares
standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products,
or tests; coordinates or advises personnel in test
• Collects, compiles, and analyzes research data to include the use
of statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data
sets; prepares and provides presentations for professional
organizations, governmental entities, and the public; communicates
research results through conference presentations, scientific
publications, or project reports.
• Ensures adherence to laboratory standards and practices to
maximize safety and operational effectiveness; prepares and
schedules equipment use during laboratory/research sessions; may
diagnose equipment malfunctions, dismantle, and repair equipment;
maintains laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and
troubleshoots malfunctions when needed; compiles and analyzes test
information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency
or to diagnose malfunctions.
• Trains users on the operation and data management of research
• Handles all issues relating to laboratory supplies, including
ordering materials, maintaining inventory, and proper
• Participates in proposal writing and coordination for external
funds for equipment acquisitions; may be a Principle Investigator
or Co-Principle Investigator.
• Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and
use institutional software systems.
• Complies with all State and University policies.
• Other duties may be assigned.
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
May train and supervise the work of others.
Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application
to research analysis; of measurement, testing, and evaluation; and
of research methods, principles, techniques, and
Experience in a relevant area.
Skilled in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and in
using computers, software, and statistical tools and
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. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne
particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock;
and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with co-workers and the public. May work some evenings and/or
weekends. 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
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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