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06 - School of Medicine
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. Recruit subjects for sleep research studies. Perform night sleep studies (after a sufficient training period) and analyze the data from these studies. Instrumentation of participants for sleep studies, including screening, spirometry, polysomnography (PSG) and ventilation.
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. Raw data preparation for P.I. to investigate. Presentation of data to P.I. and research team. Assist with required regulatory documentation of funded studies. Assist in maintaining and purchasing necessary research equipment. Preparation of and completion of IRB forms/applications and follow up on renewals of research protocols.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Preparation of manuscripts and publication of scientific articles.
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.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred. Master's degree in physiology, anatomy, or related biological sciences field preferred. Requires advanced knowledge predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction. 1-3 years related experience.
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills. Ability to write manuscripts/journal articles through final draft. Basic knowledge of statistics.
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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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