Research Associate 2-B/H designs, executes and manages research projects investigating the effect of glucose metabolic activity on antiviral immunity in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity; collaborates with principal investigator (PI) to develop and implement goals and objectives of studies; conceptualizes, designs and executes complex laboratory experiments; plans and executes advanced biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology techniques; 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 routine experimental procedures on laboratory animals including surgical procedures and/or administration of drugs, and harvesting of tissues; oversees care of laboratory animals; 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; trains and/or oversees research staff; manages daily operations of the laboratory; oversees and initiates procurement of lab supplies and equipment; provides technical assistance and supervision of equipment; negotiates and oversees equipment service contracts and repairs; participates in journal clubs, laboratory meetings and Department activities.
Minimum Education Required
Master's Level Degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in related field.
Considerable experience in a biological/health research capacity is required. Experience with biochemistry, molecular biology or cell biology techniques desired. Experience with animal handling and husbandry desired. Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.