This is a unique type of position that requires significant individual initiative and motivation to learn and understand both existing and new scientific methods and knowledge. The Research Scientist will be given the opportunity and be responsible for conducting independent and creative research related to the overall mission of the laboratory. This is an ideal position for those considering graduate school in a related field or medical school in the near future (up to two years).
Overall responsibilities include acquiring an in-depth understanding of the field in which they are working, and working with the PI, as well as independently, on the planning, design, execution, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of experiments; makes detailed observations, records data and presents results; assists post docs and fellows in the day-to-day activities and interprets experiments related to assigned projects. The Research Scientist will spend the majority of their time making contributions to on-going laboratory projects, requiring the ability to use independent judgment to address tasks and projects, and will identify and refine existing procedures and practices. The incumbent may also participate in the management of a small rodent colony.
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.
- Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques is highly preferred.