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Research Scientist, Sr

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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 21:11:59 GMT

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

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Overview:
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments laboratory research on topics pertinent to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.  The lab implements techniques of cellular and molecular immunology to study immune responses in vitro using human and murine primary cell cultures, and in vivo in murine models of lupus. Specific research interests are the polarization of human monocytes-macrophages, the role of dendritic cell metabolism in fueling autoimmunity, and the role of the immune responses to bacterial infections in exacerbating autoimmunity.

 

 

Responsibilities:
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design and implement experiments designed to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the principal investigator.

Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.

Write manuscripts and grant applications

Design and implement research projects in the laboratory

Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results. 

Train and supervise junior lab personnel, ensuring staff is trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.

Prepare and present data for publication in public forums.

Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other research proposals.

Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory.

Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.

Stay current with the literature and regularly leads discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects

Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, or equivalent degree

7 years of research experience.

Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.

Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.

Current knowledge of pertinent literature.

Oral and written communication and presentation skills

Ability to travel to off-site locations

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervises and trains new laboratory personnel and junior members of the laboratory

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

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