Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Professional Research Assistant Job Description

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Professional research assistant provides guidance to physicians and principal investigators in the interpretation of applicable regulations and guidelines, to include but not limited to GCP, GLP, ICH, FDA, and NIH OBA guidelines.

Professional Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Serve as a team member for the projects using the Shared Practice Learning Improvement Tool (SPLIT)
Have ongoing contact with research participants
Be involved in subject recruitment
Be involved in the collection of physiological and psychological data from study participants
Collaborate with other members of the team, and may be involved with teaching students and other trainees
Have contact with referral sources
Participate in grant-writing for the group
Track patient participation in projects, by developing and maintaining databases, that relate to human-subject issues (e.g., handling of drop-outs, special subject requests regarding use of genetic information)
Coordinate interaction with oversight committees, including human subject review boards
Conduct literature searches for the research group

Professional Research Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Professional Research Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACRP, BLS, SOCRA, CPR, IV, AED, CSCS, CDE, HIPAA, MT

Education for Professional Research Assistant

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Employers hiring for the professional research assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Medical, Faculty, Graduate, Health, Biology, Public Health, Performing Arts, Education, Biochemistry, Science

Skills for Professional Research Assistant

Desired skills for professional research assistant include:

Basic human anatomy
Physiology
Medical terminology
Good Clinical Practices
NIH guidelines
Biology and medical sciences
FDA Rules and Regulations
Basic medical terminology
Good Clinical Practice /ICH guidelines in clinical research
ICH guidelines and HIPAA regulations in relation to clinical research

Desired experience for professional research assistant includes:

Or will supervise) tabulation of research data for presentations, papers, and grant applications
Experience with statistics, biostatistics, program evaluation, or quality improvement in a healthcare, academic, or research setting
A bachelor of science degree in biology or related field
More than 10 years of experience in a CAP/CLIAA laboratory involved in immunological diagnostics
Experience working in GLP compliant (21 CFR Part 58) laboratory
Bachelor's degree in virology, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology or related field

Professional Research Assistant Examples

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Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a professional research assistant. 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 professional research assistant
  • Assist with grant writing/document editing
  • Assist with manuscript preparation (including EndNote)
  • Assist with COMIRB submission & adherence
  • Conduct correspondence
  • Organize/manage files
  • Potentially) Travel to/copresent at conferences
  • Website and social media management
  • Routine calibration, testing and validation of LC and MS systems
  • Assist with instrument troubleshooting and repair
  • Communicate regularly with clients, including meetings and responding to email and phone queries
Qualifications for professional research assistant
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in a research lab
  • At least two years of previous laboratory experience is required
  • Applicants should demonstrate that they are well organized, reliable, independent and possess considerable attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in biological science or related field
  • BA/BS in biology/molecular biology/biochemistry/genetics/microbiology or a related field and significant prior research experience in molecular biology and genetics
  • Previous research experience with Drosophila melanogaster, basic molecular biology techniques, gas chromatography mass spectrometry and/or fluorescence microscopy
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Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of professional research assistant. 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 professional research assistant
  • Molecular cloning experiments to generate targeting plasmids for gene editing experiments
  • Gene editing of human cells, including pluripotent stem cells
  • Molecular analysis of human cell cultures and tissues, including genomic DNA PCR, Copy Number Variation Assays by digital PCR, RNA isolation, gene expression analysis by qPCR and NGS sequencing, protein localization or quantification by immunofluorescence analysis or ELISA assay
  • Small animal handling (rodent), including handling, restraint, dosing, and necropsy and sample collection
  • Perform tissue processing, fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining for standard microscopy, and image analysis
  • Immunohistochemistry staining and image analysis
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for all staining procedures
  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance involving histology equipment
  • Use of core microscopy (upright, bright field and fluorescence microscopes)
  • Assist in general lab maintenance
Qualifications for professional research assistant
  • BS or MS in physical or life sciences
  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related scientific field
  • Interest in learning a programming language (e.g., MATLAB)
  • Molecular biology experience, laboratory mouse experience
  • Basic competence with SPSS or similar statistical software
  • Complete training requirements as required by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) to ensure the protection of human subjects and research integrity
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Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of professional research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for professional research assistant
  • Microscopes)
  • Duties include operating complex inhalation exposure equipment
  • Duties include performing assays, including but not limited to immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Western blot
  • Duties include collaborating with researchers at other institutions
  • Duties include small animal handling (rodent), including handling, restraint, dosing, and necropsy and sample collection
  • Accurately collect and record research data
  • Compose study participant letters and conduct study participants phone calls
  • Performing murine studies, including inducing ENS injury models such as chemical induced colitis and manipulating genetically established neural and glial-specific transgenic models
  • Harvest of murine tissues for both immunohistochemistry analysis or for tissue enzymatic dissociation for establishment of primary culture
  • Tissue culture work, including maintenance of primary cell lines, and work with transient and stable transfection methodologies, including plasmid and/or viral-based luciferase assays and siRNA silenced cell lines
Qualifications for professional research assistant
  • Specific work experience in immunological, biochemical or cell biology techniques
  • Willing to work with human cells and tissues, and occasional with laboratory mice
  • Hands-on experience in cell culture, preferable human stem cell culture is a strongly preferred
  • Must be able to work well independently within a larger team
  • Experience preferred in whole small animal handling (rodents), husbandry and restraint, minor survival surgeries to include intratracheal, intravascular, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular drug administration and sample collection, necropsy
  • Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S. C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position
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Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a professional research assistant. 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 professional research assistant
  • Assistance of graduate students in their projects
  • Preparation of research manuscripts and conduct literature searches
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and computers
  • Conduct genetic screens and assays
  • Manipulate and handle bacterial pathogens
  • Conduct microscopy, flow cytometric, PCR and NGS analysis
  • Management of mouse colonies
  • Purification of expressed proteins and Western blotting
  • Present data during laboratory meetings
  • Develop, revise and update multiple research documents
Qualifications for professional research assistant
  • The preference is that that these two positions could alternate locations/shifts, but is subject to discussion with all candidates
  • BS/BA or BSN (or minimum of 4 years of experience as a Research Assistant may substitute
  • Able to perform duties autonomously, under direct supervision
  • Preferably additional training or experience in the handling of biological specimens
  • Experience in management, human subject research, handling of biological specimens, and project administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical research, biology or related field
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Professional Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a professional research assistant. 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 professional research assistant
  • Compiling and disseminating documents (including visual presentations, , posters for conferences) related to the research projects
  • In vitro viral infection
  • ELISA and other antibody and cytokine assays
  • PCR and other molecular assays
  • Immunostaining
  • ELISPOT
  • Proliferation assays and flow cytometry
  • ELISA assay, spectrophotometric assays, and various coagulation assays
  • Western Blot analysis, In-Situ Hybridization, and cytospin preparation and analysis
  • Cell culture techniques, including maintaining primary cell cultures
Qualifications for professional research assistant
  • The applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree, no prior research experience is required, but is preferred
  • The applicant should have a working knowledge of computer software for data analysis and presentation such as Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with animal handling and basic laboratory techniques
  • Background in Molecular biology or Reproductive Science
  • Experience with RNA isolation, real time PCR, western blotting, siRNA, mitochondria respiration, primary cell isolation, cell culture, and data entry/analysis is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or biochemistry

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