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Research Assistant Sr.

at Meharry Medical College

Posted: 10/23/2019
Job Reference #: 939
Keywords: office

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Tracking Code
998862
Job Description

This position works under occasional supervision. Assignments are at the specialized scientific research level requiring independent judgment. Assist in publishing articles and papers; supervises and trains lower level classifications, assigned lab technicians, and students. Sets up and operates complex scientific apparatus.

• Performs independent research and assists with other research projects. Plans, designs, and implements re s each projects
• Prepares and maintains culture media, reagents, and experimental animals; grows cultures (cells, viruses, etc.)
• Performs library research; prepares compounds; interprets experimental test data; cuts, stains and mounts specimens
• Compiles, processes and analyzes data
• Documents research procedures and results according to department guidelines
• Develops reports from research data gathered; maintains reports and records; codes data for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data via computer; analyzes, interprets and verifies data
• Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and assists with publishing data in professional journals
• Write reviews and edits various materials for publication. Researches articles from various sources
• Set up and operates various scientific apparatus; centrifuge, spectrometer, microscopes, homogenizers, etc.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

• Possess comprehensive knowledge of research laboratory operating policies procedures and scientific methodology, including ability to operate and maintain research tools, instruments and equipment
• Thorough knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, reagents, and the ability to perform a variety of laboratory procedures
• Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing including ability to analyze and extract data from conversation and documents for research projects
• Ability to independently conduct research following established department guidelines
• Strong supervisory skills and ability to effectively train and evaluate personnel on laboratory research methods and procedures
• Strong interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally
• Ability to operate PC software and other office technology

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a pertinent field of study, with a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience preferred. One year laboratory research support staff supervision preferred.

Job Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular