Research Associate I- $2k sign on bonus!

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Website University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Company : University of Massachusetts Medical School

Country: United States

Location : Worcester, Massachusetts

Post: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 21:11:58 GMT

Expires: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of complex research experiments.

The position’s responsibilities entail overseeing the mouse colony, including tagging, tailing and genotyping the mice. Additionally, you will be helping with general laboratory responsibilities, helping a post-doctoral fellow with her project, and also working on your own project. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the histology of the eye, how to process eye tissue and how to perform experiments with eyes such a intravitreal and subretinal injections of siRNA and rAAV viruses. This training will increase your skills of an area of research that has become the focus for many start-up companies in the greater Boston area, making you an attractive candidate for these companies in the future.




Perform complex laboratory experiments

Conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments

Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on and plan the next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence

Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports

Compile and analyze data. Perform computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software

May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project

May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals

Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants.  Review literature

Train new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators

Comply with all safety and infection control standards

Perform other duties as required.




Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience

3 years of relevant research experience

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner

Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee



May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates



Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

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