Genetics - Research
University Job Title
Research Assistant 1 MS
L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
If Fixed Duration, Period
1 year from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?
Other Fixed Duration Date
Labor Grade C
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Medical School Campus
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family
Research Res Support, Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked:
Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, will be responsible for the experiments to maintain mouse colony and genotyping. Will assist postdoctoral and research associate conducting basic molecular biology and genetics experiments, manage transgenic mutant mice including breeding and genotyping; ordering basic laboratory supplies and maintain routine lab equipment and working environment. May assist undergraduate students for lab experiments. Assist PI with recordkeeping and organization of the lab.
1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/ scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. 3. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. 4. Formulates and prepares scientific solutions and media. Recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 5. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May oversee and instruct research staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.
Required Education and Experience
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Proven ability in rodent handling and performing assays on rodents.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Previous skills, ability or knowledge of animal behavioral testing.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to stay organize and meet deadlines. Detail oriented in experimental work and record keeping.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to work independently, within a team and under supervision.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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