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Research Associate – Oligonucleotide Synthesis- $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 21:11:57 GMT

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

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Overview:
POSITION SUMMARY: 

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

 

The Watts Lab is making a new generation of oligonucleotide tools and therapeutics by working at the interface of chemistry and biology, including gene silencing, gene activation, and genome editing.

 

 

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments

Performs complex laboratory experiments

Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence

Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software

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

Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature

Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators

Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment

Complies with all safety and infection control standards

Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent 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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

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