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Research Assistant Basic Science

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Research Assistant – Basic Science to support the 2936 - 2936 Translational Research Funds P department!

This position will work Monday – Friday, day shift. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant funded. Yes, but continued support yearly from current Chair and other research grants/awards.

The Edwards Lab studies the role of the immune system in women’s cancers. We are currently conducting clinical trials with immunologic therapies for ovarian cancer patients.

This position will be responsible for performing experiments as outlined in the protocol including solution and sample preparation, conducting experiment, operating analytical instrument, record keeping, data analysis and report generation. 

Under supervision of Faculty or Research Associate, accurately completes research projects according to established study design and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, label, store and dispose of reagents, and calibrates equipment for research projects.
  • Assist in obtaining educational resources necessary to perform and interpret research and to remain abreast in research area of function.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Perform approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, storage, and analysis of data, and reporting of results.
  • Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology, or other basic science.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity necessary for handling and processing specimens for testing, including preparation of specimens, operation of laboratory equipment, microscopic examination, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, store and interpret research data.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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