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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 Dr. McGowan Discretionary accodepartment!

This position will work Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

This lab focuses on preclinical and clinical research in mucosal immunology, focusing on infectious diseases (HIV), inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (inflammatory bowel disease, food allergy), and hereditary gastrointestinal cancers (lynch syndrome). The research incorporates animal studies, cell culture, and tissue explant models and uses immunological assays, PCR, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence. The preferred candidate will be comfortable working with animals and human samples.

This position will be responsible for performing experiments as outlined in the protocol including solution and sample preparation, conducting experiments, operating analytical instruments, 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

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