Job Title:
Research Associate 1-B/H
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College of Medicine
SBS-Microbial Infectn/Immunity
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Position summary

Research Associate 1-B/H (Job Opening 443773) - Research Associate 1-B/H participates in planning, design, execution, and management of research projects in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory investigating the role of aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus in orthopaedic infections in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity; participates in developing and implementing goals and objectives of studies; designs and executes complex laboratory experiments; performs advanced confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, setting up flow systems and general basic aseptic microbiology techniques; collects, analyzes and interprets research data; assists with development and implementation of new and/or revised research methodologies and techniques; tests experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods and make recommendations for utilization; assists in establishment of controls, criteria and research standards; performs critical analysis of literature relevant to research being undertaken; assists in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents; assists principal investigator in the preparation of proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research; coordinates laboratory activities and work assignments of postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and laboratory research staff; oversees and coordinates periodic maintenance and testing of laboratory equipment; performs additional duties as assigned.

Education and experience

A Masters degree in an appropriate biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required; experience in a biological/health research capacity is required; experience with routine bacterial microbiology, microscopy (particularly confocal microscopy) and live cell imaging, and aseptic techniques desired; basic competence with statistical evaluation of data desired. Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.