Research Associate - the Office of Women’s Health

Wayne State University

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Research Associate - the Office of Women’s Health
Detroit, MI, United States
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Research Associate - the Office of Women’s Health

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Associate - the Office of Women’s Health at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to
complete laboratory based, clinical or population science research.  May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation.  Design and perform research protocols independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the research protocol.

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.

Unique duties:

We are searching for an experienced?Research Associate for the Office of Women’s Health.? Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The Wayne State University’s Office of Women’s Health, established in 2019, cultivates cutting edge women’s health interventions in the surrounding Detroit community. Its work derives from five key pillars: Research & Development; Community Education & Health Literacy; Implementation Science; Policy & Advocacy; and Leadership & Education. Position Purpose: High proficiency Research operating and maintaining office workflow Essential Functions: • Research& Development: coordinate multiple research projects conducted at the Office of Women’s Health. • Education & Leadership: o Work closely with medical students at Wayne State University to improve their leadership skills through overseeing the Trailblazer Fellowship. o Organize the Women's Health Scholarly Concentration for Wayne School of Medicine whereby medical students have an opportunity to participate in research projects on women’s health. o Implementation Science: Coordinate the Well Women's Wednesdays program which is a mobile unit focused on women’s health. • Manage research projects workflow • Communicate Research projects progress and results • Investigate and implement new protocols to address research questions • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education - Bachelor's degree
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 - Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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.

Preferred qualifications:

Education: Master's degree for Research Assistant / Biology, chemistry, or another related field. Experience with research and data analysis. Embraces teamwork but can also work independently.


H06 - School of Medicine

Primary department:

H3901 - Women's Health

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Research

Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum:
  • Salary hire maximum: $80,000

Working conditions:

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.

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:

Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Wayne State University
Human Resources * 5700 Cass Avenue * Suite 3638 AAB
Detroit, MI * 48202

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