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Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Technical/ParaprofessionalResearch Associate
Agency Name:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Official Title:
Research Associate
Functional Title:
Technical/Paraprofessional
Occupational Group:
Biological Science
Position Type:
Not Given
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time
Salary Range:
$0.00 to $0.00 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
N/A
Shift:
Day
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
1
City/Town:
Worcester
Region:
CENTRAL
Facility Location:
Application Deadline:
07-05-2014
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J41939Duties:
Overview:
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Research in this laboratory within the Molecular Medicine Department of UMMS, is focused on the viral and immunopathogenesis of persistent viral infections in humans, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Ongoing studies are focused on: 1) examining the relationship between viral replication/viral gene expression and the development of the antiviral CD4+ and CD8+ T cell repertoires from acute through chronic infection; 2) characterization of the ontogeny of cell-mediated immune responses to viral infections in infants and children; and 3) the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine strategies for HIV.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments. Research projects are focused on understanding HIV & EBV transmission and will use PCR, next-generations sequencing, and bioinformatic approaches to characterize viral variants. Virus variant specific immune responses will also be characterized.
UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Responsibilities:
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 and 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:
Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor-s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
1 year 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
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in sterile technique, specimen processing, tissue culture, and molecular biology skills are highly desirable
Additional Information:
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.
How To Apply:
Agency Web Address:
Officer:
n/a
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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