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Research Assistant

Wayne State University

Job Description

Posting Number
Position Title
Research Assistant
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
Primary Department
Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:
Office environment; often sitting for long periods. Occasional bending, lifting, stooping to reach files and move materials weighing up to 20 pounds. Frequent use of computer keyboard and related repetitive movement. Work in the community will include some evenings and weekends. Regional travel may be required.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques. Design and perform experiments. 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.
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.
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
Conduct basic and translational research as it relates to Gynecologic Oncology with a focus on endometrial cancer research in obesity and its contributions toward malignancy.
Perform basic science lab techniques including, Cell-based in vitro assays and sample collection, PCR and gel electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA, Immunohistochemistry, and New assay implementation.
Management of the day-to-day operations of the laboratory.
Data analysis, interpretation and presentation.

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 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.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in biology or related discipline.
Previous laboratory experience with a strong background in basic science.
Experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques.

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable
Test Scheduling

Job Type
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
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Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
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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