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As a Senior Research Assistant you will assist the laboratory head in performing research activities in collaboration with internal/external personnel to complete science based projects. You will independently design, plan, and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement. The Senior Research Assistant will maintain a high level of expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and implement a quality assurance plan, as well as participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
* An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
* Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments with a keen eye for detail
* Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
* Conduct a wide variety of experimental tests for Investigators' by developing new research methods or improving existing ones as needed.
* Ensure laboratory equipment, instruments, solutions, stains, assays and other supplies for research experiments are prepared for testing
* Be involved culture and/or cell separation methods; electrophoretic separations: assays (e.g., RIA, TIA, ELISA); basic biology or other specialized science techniques depending on the lab.
* Respond to and produces reports comprising of the requested statistics for the study as requested by the laboratory head and members of the research team
* Be responsible for scheduling staff and ensuring timeliness of work; may contribute to the performance appraisal process; may direct technician/clinical staff in the conduct of lab experimentation including operation of lab equipment
* Develop proficiency testing and preparation of reports by following outlined technical procedures and monitors inventory using quality-control mechanisms and documentation.
* Bachelors Degree in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 7-10 years of work experience in a Biological Laboratory Environment or Masters Degree in Sciences with 4-7 years of relevant experience #LI-SB1
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