Research Associate I, Mellon College of Science
Carnegie Mellon University
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Description: The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance, biotechnology and health. The Department of Biological Sciences within the Mellon College of Science is seeking a Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of . This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of laboratory experiments in the field of gut microbiome. Specifically, you will investigate the epigenetic regulation of host-microbial interactions in metabolism and immunity. You will lead aspects of laboratory daily operations including ordering consumables, assisting in the maintenance of a mouse colony, managing undergraduate student research and/or aiding in graduate student projects that include but are not limited to molecular and biochemical experiments, gnotobiotics, genomics, mouse metabolism and infection experiments. Core responsibilities will include: – Performing research experiments following experimental protocol and procedures – Researching and documenting information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records – Identifying problems and obstacles to progress; developing strategies to solve problems – Programming software in support of job functions. Attending project meetings – Summarizing statistical information for analysis, examination or presentation; writing technical reports. Building and validating quantitative models – Using a variety of software packages to input, manipulate, collect and record results or observations – Performing other related duties as assigned Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work. Qualifications: – Bachelor’s degree in a biological field required; higher degrees preferred – Experience and interest in lab management and mouse procedures preferred – 1-3 years of data collection, data analysis, research lab and research methodology experience required – Strong oral and written communications skills required – Strong problem solving and reasoning skills required – Compensation will be commensurate with experience; higher level will be considered More Information: Please visit ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. A listing of employee benefits is available at: . Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Statement of Assurance: . Job Function:Research Primary Location:United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Time Type:Full Time Minimum Education Level:Bachelor’s Degree Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.