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Research Associate
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
Date Posted 05/17/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number
Position Title
Research Associate  
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences  
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.
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://wayne.edu/coronavirus
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.
Performs other research related duties as assigned.
Unique Duties
Assists with collection, organization, formatting, and data entry of all lab-related research data. Assists Director of Neuroimaging Research with preparation, conversion, and entry of clinical research data for the National Institute of Mental Health's semiannual R01 Data Sharing requirement. Coordinates meetings with research collaborators to arrange exchange of research data. Reports to Director of Neuroimaging Research.
Organizes, formats, converts, and completes data entry of all lab-related clinical research data for research studies and data analyses, as well as to ensure ongoing compliance with the National Institute of Mental Health's semiannual R01 Data Sharing requirement.
Coordinates day-to-day research operations of Dr. Rosenberg's neuroimmunology research laboratory, including sample collection and processing, reagent preparation, equipment sterilization, and inventory management of laboratory supplies.
Collects 3T functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging scan data for Dr. Rosenberg's neuroimaging research program. Responsibilities include overseeing research data acquisition and collection of study related documentation for all participants, including consents, assents, and financial paperwork.
Organizes, schedules, and coordinates regular lab meetings with Dr. Greg Hanna's clinical research team at the University of Michigan to ensure the timely exchange and data entry of all shared clinical research data.
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.
Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience).
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.
Preferred Qualifications
Experienced Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience)
A minimum of 5 years of prior research-related experience, preferably in a neuroimaging research lab.
Able to learn and implement all protocols and procedures to collect, process, measure, and analyze neuroimaging research data
Able to perform work with accuracy, precision, and close attention to detail
Able to coordinate events involving multiple parties and work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Able to order and maintain inventory of laboratory supplies
Able to manage workflow and adjust when necessary
Ability to complete work independently and communicate
potential concerns, problems, or delays in a timely and concise manner
Strong positive communication skills
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
Job Type
Full or Fractional Time  
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

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Until Suitable Candidate is Found
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Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)  

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