The Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics employs cutting-edge molecular and informatic approaches to investigate various autoimmune and inflammatory human diseases.
In this research assistant role, you will work under the mentorship of Professor Peter K. Gregersen, MD and alongside other lab members. The focus of the research will be the molecular investigation of genes involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE]. The techniques to be learnt and applied will span the spectrum of wet-lab techniques in immunobiology.
The Research Assistant performs a variety of independent activities involved in planning, organizing and conducting assigned portion(s) of research studies. Participates in the coordination of sharing information, lending assistance, and solving problems with other team members, as needed. Assignments may be fewer and less complex and may receive general guidance and/or direction.
Collaborates with investigator and other team members in developing plans, organization, implementation and monitoring for research projects, interpretation of results, and preparation of manuscripts or reports.
Sets-up related interviews, as appropriate.
Participates in compilation/writing of integrated reports and preparation of presentations and manuscripts of scientific meetings and technical journals.
Organizes and conducts assigned studies, independently, following and adhering to current experimental protocols. Initial set-up and/or results may be reviewed.
Learns, researches and recommends new experimental procedures, as necessary
Develops forms and questionnaires and coordinates the application of research techniques, as necessary.
Ensures work is in compliance with the currently approved protocols, with Good Clinical Research Practice (GCP), and with applicable regulatory requirement(s).
Participates in design and writing of protocols, case report forms and informed consent forms for clinical trials.
Performs a variety of independent activities involved in the collection, verification, analysis, documentation and interpretation of research data.
Selects sources of information and specific data.
Prepares correspondence to locate the specific data, as required.
Evaluates and interprets collected data, and prepares presentations reports and analyses describing progress, trends, and recommendations or conclusions.
1. Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Function
Bachelor’s Degree, required.
Research or analytical experience, preferred
Maintains current knowledge of research study area including attending scientific/professional meetings and training courses as appropriate.
Works effectively as part of a team with good interpersonal skills.
Able to take initiative and work interdependently, meet deadlines with a sense of urgency, multitask, adjust to shifting priorities, communicate effectively, and work under defined rules and regulations.
Detail-oriented. Uses good judgment. Possesses perseverance and persistence.