• Job Title: Research Associate 2-B/H
  • Job ID: 454365
  • Location: College of Medicine
  • Department: SBS-Neuroscience
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $47,476.00
  • Salary Range Max: $56,410.00

Position summary

Research Associate 2-B/H (Job Opening 454365) - Research Associate 2-B/H designs, executes and manages research projects investigating mechanisms and treatment of genetic epilepsy disorders in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience in the lab of Dr. Jacy Wagnon; collaborates with principal investigator (PI) to develop and implement goals and objectives of studies; maintains mouse colonies including mouse handling, breeding, genotyping, and tissue collection; plans and executes complex laboratory experiments; performs advanced molecular and cellular techniques, including assays to analyze DNA, RNA, microRNA, and protein from mouse tissues; performs small animal surgery such as placement of electrodes for EEG monitoring; plans, coordinates and oversees processing and analysis of data; analyzes and interprets research data; develops and implements new and/or revised research methodology and techniques; plans and tests experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods; develops and establishes research controls, criteria and standards; performs critical analysis of literature relevant to research; collaborates with principal investigator to write and prepare 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; attends and presents research results at national and international scientific conferences, workshops and seminars; assists with development, writing and preparation of grant proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research; investigates, identifies and recommends possible sources of research funding; participates in developing and managing grant budgets; monitors expenses; monitors and enforces laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, as well as local, state and federal regulations, including proper disposal and maintenance of regulated materials;

Education and experience

A Master's degree in an appropriate biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Considerable experience in a biological/health research capacity is required. A Doctoral degree in an appropriate biological/health science field is desirable. Additional experience in laboratory management and management of mouse colonies is preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.