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Sr Research Associate

Description

Magee-Womens Research Institute is looking for a Sr. Research Associate! This is a Full-Time position with up to 40 hours per week. Hours range Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

Research in the lab focuses on the use of stem cells, gene therapy and transplantation methods to treat infertility. This position will be responsible for managing a large animal colony to supply the research needs to the laboratory, process and analyze patient samples, perform molecular biology research, perform mouse embryo manipulation and small animal surgery. 

Purpose:

Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation and trains research personnel. Responsible for supervising Research personnel.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity, and ensure that research projects and environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis and data storage.
  • Supervise Research Associates, Research Assistants, Research Technicians and monitors budgets.
  • 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.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Obtain approval for research projects from review committees.
  • Responsible for the planning of manuscript preparation.
  • Responsible for supervising record keeping, inventory and equipment management processes.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Plan and implements training programs for Research Associates, Research Assistants and Research Technicians on Research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping and scientific integrity.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed, with at least three years experience; OR Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least five years' experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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