Research Associate Â
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine Â
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.
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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments /research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Prepare and present presentations regarding research results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned. Â
Perform organic synthesis, purification, characterization and quality control of radiopharmaceutical precursors.
Perform and optimize radiosynthesis, small animal imaging, distribution and data analysis. Conduct external validation of radiotracer binding and uptake via molecular biology assays.
Perform oncology and CNS animal model development and monitor animal health periodically.
Implement radiation safety protocols established by the lab.
Maintain an up-to-date lab notebook, documentation and other record-keeping activities as necessary.
Prepare and assist in manuscript and grant writing, publish and present research findings at annual domestic/international conferences. Â
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred.
Requires advanced knowledge, predominantly intellectual in character, in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred.
Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills. Â
PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, organic/medicinal chemistry required.
Experience or willingness to learn fluorine-18 and radiometals chemistry, in vivo animal work, imaging, bioconjugate chemistry, antibody engineering and data analysis.
Proficient or willing to learn in vivo animal handling and manipulation.
Knowledgeable in the following techniques: HPLC, NMR, MS, flow cytometry, western blots, immunohistochemistry, cell culture. Â
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