• Research Associate

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/15/2018 4:10 PM)
    Job ID
    2016-7335
    Category
    Research & Academia - All Openings
    Emp Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours per Week
    35
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    • Design and execute experimental procedures/protocols in research involving cell and molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, histology and immunological assay, and fluorescence microscopy, related to translational as well as animal model systems.
    • Collecting, analyzing and reporting on experimental data to the Principal Investigator on a timely manner.
    • Maintain accurate and detailed records and databases of all laboratory work and experiments.
    • Apply standard scientific protocols to experiments, research and improve current methods, and develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the laboratory.
    • Independently reproduce, evaluate, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition.
    • Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols for research.
    • Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and follow up repair of equipment as and when required; monitor proper use by personnel.
    • Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.
    • Discuss relevant insights about experimental results with Principal Investigator, and provide useful recommendations for improvement and analysis.
    • Draft, write, and edit scientific papers, journal articles, abstracts and progress reports.
    • Assist with preparation of manuscripts, presentations, grant proposals and other written documents
    • Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, departmental seminars, presentations, and publications.
    • Organization, and recording of research material inventory, and placing order for research reagent in a timely manner
    • Maintenance of research model system and reagents.
    • Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment.
    • Completion of all trainings related to work in a timely manner, including C14, animal usage, handling hazardous material, laboratory safety.
    • Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

     

    EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related filed in biological sciences with at least three years of Postdoctoral experience is required.

     

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, supervisory ability, and an innovative approach to experimental design.
    • Technical proficiency and ability to work independently.
    • Proficient use of computers and software.
    • Strong communication and analytical skills.
    • Mathematical ability to perform algebraic calculations and statistical analysis.
    • Express willingness to teach others and share results.
    • Capable of meeting time demands necessary to execute experiments.

     

    Other Requirements

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