The Jiang Laboratory focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung inflammation and fibrosis, the role of lung stem cells in pulmonary fibrosis, and the role of host defense in lung inflammation and fibrosis.
Under general guidance, as an Administrative Research Associate III, you will work closely with PI, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. You may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. You will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Bachelor of Science Degree is required
Master of Science Degree, is preferred
Three to five (3-5) years of experience in area of research specialization. Has technical skills and expertise in an area of study including, but not limited to, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, engineering, or mass spectometry.
Experience in cutting-edge histology/imaging techniques including quantitative bright-field and fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy is required.
Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others, and able to multitask.
Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
Thorough technical and theoretical understanding of PI's research objectives.
Mastery of complex or unusual technical procedures and protocols.
Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols.
Knowledge of human resource and administration policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary requirements and policies.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
Organizes clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.
May make independent presentations.
May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.
Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.
Working Title: Research Associate III - Department of Medicine - Pulmonary - Dr. Dianhua Jiang Lab
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