Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

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Assistant research scientist provides support for mammalian cell line tissue culture, maintenance, transfection and biochemical analysis for cell biology research projects and user groups.

Assistant Research Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Perform independent research experiments under the direction of the principal investigator including the use of standard molecular biology techniques and biochemical assays, perform functional analysis of small isolated, pressurized cerebral arteries using pharmacological techniques, establish and maintain rat vascular smooth muscle and endothelium cell culture and blood vessel tissue incubation
Perform modern molecular biology techniques, including gene cloning and real-time PCR, RNA production, and gene transduction in support of several projects within the UFBTIP
Assist in the training and supervision of students and trainees within the laboratory and in the general maintenance of molecular biology, veterinary and cellular biology workspaces within the program
DNA and RNA extraction
The collection, analysis, archiving, and presentation of data regarding pesticides used for vector control, with emphasis on efficacy, use pattern, and regulatory status of active ingredients and formulated products
Preparation and archiving of documents for submittal to EPA and other regulatory agencies
Collecting data from electronic sources, journals and other written sources, and phone or email interviews, and compiled into digital formats (tables, text, bibliographic databases, Access/Sequel Server databases)
Analyzing collected data for plausibility and consistency with other data, archived, consolidated with other information, and presented in various formats in support of discovery, development, and registration activities
Conduct experiments to study and investigate scientific problems
Conduct literature research

Assistant Research Scientist Qualifications

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Education for Assistant Research Scientist

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Employers hiring for the assistant research scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctoral and Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Education, Statistics, Biology, Biochemistry, Public Health, Science, Microbiology

Skills for Assistant Research Scientist

Desired skills for assistant research scientist include:

Molecular biology
Proteomics and genomics methodology and analysis
Advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences
Integrating high-resolution data from Unmanned Aerial Systems into analysis workflows
HTML and CSS
JavaScript and other programming languages
Mammalian cell culture and purification is an advantage
Mass spectrometric data handling and processing
Python
Strong understanding of proteomic data analysis

Desired experience for assistant research scientist includes:

Assist in analysis of rover data, including geomorphic, stratigraphic, and mineralogic datasets
Assist in geochemical analysis of terrestrial rock data
Conduct literature-based research
Maintain workstations in the research lab
Analyze and evaluate applicability of collected data
Other experimental studies as required

Assistant Research Scientist Examples

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Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant research scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant research scientist
  • Perform and also help support animal studies using different animal models including, but not limited to, Syrian Golden Hamster and Mouse, and involving Clostridium difficile and Enteropathogenic and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
  • Draw conclusions or make predictions based on data summaries aimed at designing interventions to combat prevent infection
  • Comparative genome analysis of marine and terrestrial microbes
  • Prepare materials for submission to external bodies including federal and non-federal granting agencies
  • Nucleic acid extraction (both DNA and RNA) from low biomass or difficult to obtain samples
  • Design and independently execute experiments
  • Engineer small conditional RNAs that perform shape and sequence transduction to mediate conditional RNA interference
  • Perform computational, test tube, cell lysate, and cell culture validation and optimization studies
  • Read the relevant scientific literature and prepare manuscripts on research performed
  • Supervising undergraduate and work-study staff
Qualifications for assistant research scientist
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Demonstrated research ability in the area of citrus marketing
  • Excellent quantitative skills in econometrics
  • Experience with collecting primary data from consumers
  • Undergraduate degree in Astronomy or Physics
  • Bachelors degree in life science or related field and less than one year of experience
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Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of assistant research scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for assistant research scientist
  • Manages the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising students and technicians
  • Provides students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment general laboratory practices and safety protocols
  • Makes significant contributions to scientific papers
  • Coordinates the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators
  • Evolutionary analysis
  • Contribute to writing duties including but not limited to manuscript preparation and participation at scientific conferences
  • Contribute towards daily activities of the laboratory including monitoring biohazard and radioisotope usage, ordering lab supplies, and maintaining a clean workable environment
  • Train students and staff in the operation of equipment and/or in the performance of technical procedures as directed by the principal investigator
  • Design and perform experiments, interpret data, analyze results
  • Lead preclinical efforts in identifying immunogenic epitopes within tumors that can be immunologically targeted
Qualifications for assistant research scientist
  • A strong knowledge of polymer chemistry and food packaging
  • Ability to participate at scientific conferences and present findings
  • Background in cardiovascular or cell/molecular physiology is preferred
  • Knowledge of principle research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Postdoctoral experience in bioenergy systems or cropping systems
  • Experience working with bioenergy crops particularly oilseed crops
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Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of assistant research scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for assistant research scientist
  • Mouse husbandry, breeding and genotyping with PCR
  • Perform Western blot, PCR, immunocytochemistry, mammalian cell culture
  • Maintain accurate records of research, order supplies and equipment necessary for experimentation
  • May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair
  • May make significant contributions to scientific papers
  • Research presentations
  • Other non-essential duties deemed necessary
  • Primary duties will be to perform research, which will include preparing samples
  • The candidate will contribute to maintaining the laboratory operations, supporting other researchers in the group, and collaborations with outside research groups
  • May also require mentoring of graduate and undergraduate researchers
Qualifications for assistant research scientist
  • Ability to interact well and be productive in a team environment
  • Evidence of grant funding, which may include institutional pilot awards
  • Experience in the areas of Medicinal chemistry, drug discovery for CNS disorders and Neuropharmacology
  • PhD OR Master's degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab
  • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment
  • Expertise in one of the areas of interest
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Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an assistant research scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant research scientist
  • Data acquisition and analysis, grant and manuscript preparation, and presentation of findings at weekly lab meetings
  • Manage the lab research records including methodological approaches, experimental records, IACUC, IBC, and IRB protocols, order and chemical inventories, and animal notebooks
  • Establish a successful research program that will advance knowledge about the genetics, genomics and regulation of human complex diseases, with specific emphasis on airway disease, focusing at the single cell level
  • Develop and sustain productive interactions with biomedical investigators seeking to integrate single cell chromatin and gene expression studies into complex disease research on both human and animal models
  • Promote and strengthen interdisciplinary training and education in genetics and genomics
  • Formulation engineering design, comprehensive biophysical characterization, and targeted drug delivery systems
  • In vitro human cell culture
  • In vivo preclinical PK/PD in animal models
  • In vivo preclinical drug disposition evaluation in animal models
  • Bioanalysis of biosamples from in vivo animal studies
Qualifications for assistant research scientist
  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation or related field
  • 3 years of full-time relevant transportation research experience
  • 2-5 publications (published and/or accepted for publication) in major peer- reviewed journals
  • Utility coordination and relocation and right-of-way acquisition
  • Asset management, transportation operations and/or maintenance
  • Master’s degree in the social sciences or humanities or equivalent experience and training
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Assistant Research Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an assistant research scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for assistant research scientist
  • Work with Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student researchers, Pharm.D
  • Assist in editorial reviewing drafts of abstracts/manuscripts/posters from group members
  • Present at research at team meetings, group meetings, and scientific conferences
  • Write and publish papers in high quality scientific journals
  • Establish a successful research program that will advance knowledge on the molecular determinants of COPD and obstructive lung diseases combining both experimental studies and animal models
  • Develop and sustain productive interactions with biomedical investigators seeking to identify biomarkers of COPD and characterize their functional involvement in the disease using both human and animal models
  • Manage cutting edge trace gas and stable isotope instrumentation, deployed at Biosphere 2
  • Lead interpretation of data collected from the hundreds of sampling locations in LEO
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team studying the co-evolution of biotic and abiotic features of landscapes
  • Add new measurement capabilities to the LEO system, which will involve the construction of new systems for gas flow, calibration, and data collection and their automation
Qualifications for assistant research scientist
  • Knowledge of cell cultures
  • Ability to draft a manuscript and edit the content
  • PhD or MD in related area
  • Fundamental and advanced applied knowledge of targeted drug delivery systems by different routes of administration
  • Knowledge of analytical and bioanalytical methods
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Molecular Pharmaceutics/Drug Delivery/Pharmacokinetics) or related field

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