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Research Associate

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Henry Ford Health System

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Detroit, Michigan

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time1 hour ago Full Job Description Under minimal supervision, develop and conduct moderately complex research experiments, interpret data, identify potential problems, and find solutions. Research literature in the field. Conduct experiments and collect and analyze data using various degrees of statistical methodology. Train other lab members in experimental techniques. Ensure compliance with animal care and occupational safety regulations. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Report to PhD or MD researcher for the purpose of participating in specific experimental, scientific protocols. With minimal guidance, conduct moderately complex research experiments and develop new methodologies. Collect and interpret data for analysis of experimental results. Plan and perform various types of experimentation which may use animals and experimental models, ensuring compliance with animal care and occupational safety requirements. Develop research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives to allow quantitative and qualitative evaluations and interpretation of data obtained. Maintain a high quality record of all experimental results. Assay samples for analysis of peptides, proteins, DNA and RNA and other molecules. Prepare reagents for appropriate assay of samples, including determination of the appropriate concentration of components of solutions and buffers. May work with radioactive isotopes for the analysis of molecules. Processes and records samples, orders materials for assays, determines schedule for assays planned. Makes written progress reports and prepares summaries of data. Maintain equipment and keep maintenance records on equipment. Perform various degrees of statistical analysis related to the experiment. Perform tasks related to routine organization of the laboratory environment to include: keeping records, stocking, ordering lab supplies, and making stock solutions. Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment to conduct research (such as high pressure liquid chromatography, centrifuges, computers and a variety of analytical software, radioisotope counters, gel electrophoresis equipment, pH meters, balances, spectrophotometers, microscopes, gamma counters, infusion pumps, etc.). Keep abreast of new techniques and review literature in the field pertinent to the area of research. Analyze data and prepare figures for presentations/manuscripts. May assist in writing papers for publication and scientific presentations based on research performed. May assist in the preparation of annual reports and in writing research proposals. Attends lab meetings with Principal Investigator or research supervisor to discuss data, its interpretation, new ideas, and the feasibility of proposed research. Performs other related duties as required (such as routine cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment). Assist in training users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques. Train other lab members in experimental techniques. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Scientific discipline appropriate to the research department. Highly motivated and organized. One to three (1-3) years of relevant post-baccalaureate experience. Requires the manual dexterity to operate complex equipment. Familiarity with statistical and research methodology is desirable. Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An itional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit . Benefits Whether it’s offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it’s all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program – My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning – options that enhance your career and value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee’s classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Show full job description Apply Now