Under general direction, assists the sr. research assistant or other research investigators by performing moderately complex research and experimentation following established protocols; performs routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment; sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; assists with research projects and may perform independent research or performs various clerical and editorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data; performs supervisory and training duties.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
Knowledge of laboratory procedures
Knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, and reagents
Knowledge of medical terminology
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal/human relation skills
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to tend to details
Ability to maintain records and inventories
Ability to operate a personal computer
â‹Job Duties and Responsibilities
Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; sets-up and operates spectrophotometer, fraction collectors, chromatography equipment, centrifuges, incubators, homogenizers, and various microscopes
Performs various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintaining bibliographies, and completing applications and forms.
Assists with research projects; performs independent research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepares and maintains culture media, reagents, and experimental animals; grows cultures; administers injections; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; separates and purifies various materials and substances using such techniques as chromatography and electrophoresis; performs surgery on experimental animals; orders laboratory supplies; performs library research; prepares compounds; interprets experimental test data; performs minor equipment repairs; cuts, stains and mounts specimens.
Performs supervisory and training duties involving lower level employees; attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and training groups
Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in science or related field. Broad knowledge involving laboratory techniques or other specialized knowledge is desired
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