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Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
ResearchResearch Associate I - Surgery
Agency Name:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Official Title:
Research Associate I - Surgery
Functional Title:
Research
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:
12-23-2014
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J44682Duties:
Overview:
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Vascular Research Laboratory in its current form was established in 2006.
Current projects include the study of:
1. Mollecular and cellular mechanisms regulating colleteral artery enlargement.
2. Effect of hypercholesterolemia and diabetes-induced oxidative stress on hematopoietic stem cells: unbalanced lineage differentiation and accelerated aging.
3. Hypercholesterolemia leads to abnormal T-Cell Development and icreased risk of cancer.
4. Diabetes (db/db) abnormal myeloid development and impaired wound healing.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of complex research experiments.
Responsibilities:
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform complex laboratory experiments
Conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on and plan the next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
Compile and analyze data. Perform computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature
Train new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
Comply with all safety and infection control standards
Perform other duties as required
Qualifications:
Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor-s degree in the Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
3 years of 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:
Minimum 3 years experience mouse husbandry, mouse surgery skills
Minimum 3 years experience stem cell culture and in vitro evaluation; histology/immunostaining
Established skills in molecular biology including gene array; qRT-PCR; Northern Western Dot Blot
Data analysis including statistics, scientific writing, figure creation, Excel Spreadsheet
Knowledge of all IACUC and other institutional protocols for lab activities
Additional Information:
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.
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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
How To Apply:
Agency Web Address:
The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this formis voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Actionand Disability data is kept in a confidential file.Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)
to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)
Officer/ADA Coordinator:
n/a
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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