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Senior Research Assistant BS

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Senior Research Assistant, BS to support the Dr. Peters Fund.

This position will work Monday through Friday flexible daylight hours. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

This lab is focused on translational genomics with an emphasis on the development of non-invasive for early detection and phenotypic of complex human disease. The Assistant will be performing wet-lab experiments in the area of DNA sequencing, epigenomics, and diagnostics. 

Responsible for accurately performing research projects according to established study design and procedures and is under limited faculty or Research Associate supervision. Acts as a lead resource for other laboratory support personnel. Under supervision, coordinates the daily operations in the designated research area. Performs a variety of complex functions, including overseeing timely and accurate functioning in respective area.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in obtaining educational resources necessary to perform and interpret research and to remain abreast in research area of function.
  • Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage by ensuring the adherence to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
  • Ensure the proper preparation of label, proper storage and disposal of reagents, and proper equipment calibration for research projects.
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • Communicate the daily progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators and/or Research Associates.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Perform approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, storage, and analysis of data, and reporting of results.
  • Assist with training programs for other laboratory personnel on research activities and practice.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology or other basic science.
  • Two years experience in a research environment with at least one year in the designated specialty of research.
  • 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.
  • Successfully meet all competency requirements established for a Senior Level Research Assistant
     

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • None

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