Research Aide Job Description

Research Aide Job Description

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Research aide provides education to NPCS staff and patients, and families based on advanced practice knowledge of oncology nursing care and the principles of adult learning.

Research Aide Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Collects glassware from laboratories, separating by type of item and size
Stacks glassware in dishwasher, adding cleaning solution or washes glassware by hand
Inventories and requisitions supplies for assigned area
Feeds, waters and cleans cages of research animals
Performs routine laboratory or greenhouse tasks related to the growth or maintenance of experimental plants or animals
Oversees organization and timelines for multiple research projects, substantively participating in a subgroup of projects
Compiles data and assists in routine preliminary analyses
Establish and maintain a large stereology database
Accurately and efficiently quantify a variety of inflammatory cells from lung biopsy tissue
Compile and prepare data for final export

Research Aide Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Research Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ALAT, AALAS

Education for Research Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the research aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Science, Faculty, Engineering, Sciences, Graduate School, Patient Care, Medical, Medicine, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Skills for Research Aide

Desired skills for research aide include:

Methods used in irrigation systems and practices
Laboratory QA/QC principles and AAVLD/ISO 17025 requirements
Microsoft office products
Adult learning principles to effectively plan
Construct
Adult learning principles to effectively construct and implement trainings
Outcomes research
Technical advisement opportunities for FCC providers
Basic scientific procedures and techniques
Building and equipment repair and maintenance is necessary

Desired experience for research aide includes:

Support the research team with data entry efforts and coordinate the engagement of study participants as applicable (place reminder phone calls and secure time/space for research activities)
Culture Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Harvest monocytes from blood
Interact Candida albicans with human serum
Assist in cataloging specimens or data related to research projects
Assist with day-to-day laboratory operations such as ordering, labeling, sorting, measuring and samples processing

Research Aide Examples

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Research Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of research aide. 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 research aide
  • Assist researchers with routine experiments under close technical supervision
  • Clean equipment and ensure it is in good working order
  • Collect background material pertaining to research
  • Help prepare Internal Review Board (IRB) applications and funding proposals
  • Report to the Principle Investigator of the Project
  • Perform data entry duties and basic data manipulation tasks including providing graphical and tabular summaries of data
  • Assist in developing informational reports and presentations for publication as a direct result of research findings
  • Collect background materials and perform literature reviews for current and future research projects
  • Assist with the culturing and maintenance of primary human airway epithelial and fibroblast cells
  • Assist with restocking and maintaining laboratory supplies
Qualifications for research aide
  • Prior experience with laboratory operations
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Training in past 12 months
  • Basic Biosafety Protection Course completed in past 12 months
  • Experience with PCR, ELISA or basic laboratory chemistry operations for making solutions and reagents
  • Ability to multitask and keep organized in a fast-paced laboratory environment
  • Flexible work availability
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Research Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of research aide. 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 research aide
  • Moves, loads, and unloads supplies, materials, tools, and equipment
  • Erects fences, gates, sheds, and related agricultural facilities
  • Unpacks and stores equipment, supplies, and parts
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of specimens, equipment, drawings, charts, slides, and models
  • Seed collection
  • Seed conditioning
  • Germination testing
  • Collating documentation and making regular server and database updates for the Eterna citizen science project
  • Making minor server, database, and documentation updates for the lab’s RNA Mapping Database
  • Coding up unit test scripts for packages in Das Lab’s RiboKit tool set, based on existing tutorials and scripts
Qualifications for research aide
  • Experience working with object-oriented code in Python and with SQL databases
  • Experience working with Git and Github version control of software
  • Will be cross-trained for other project tasks and support as necessary
  • Collect, wash, and autoclave glassware, pipets, and miscellaneous laboratory supplies and return them to the appropriate laboratories
  • Order general laboratory supplies and maintain inventory
  • Maintain general cleanliness of the laboratory and monitor glassware washing equipment
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Research Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of research aide. 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 research aide
  • Collect, wash, and return lab coats to the appropriate laboratories
  • Perform basic library reference searches
  • Enter data into the department and/or the Umass Medical School accounting system
  • Assist PI and Postdoc in research materials for study
  • Assist in compilation of reports
  • Manage database for team observations
  • Assist in development of new training materials
  • Perform classroom observations for fidelity of implementation
  • Assist in conference logistics
  • Work one-on-one with potential study participants including scheduling of appointments, carrying out the informed consent process
Qualifications for research aide
  • Must be capable of following and mastering detailed written instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to enter data into computer programs
  • Process crop samples by weighing, counting heads or kernals, and counting seeds
  • Perform routine custodial duties to maintain cleanliness and order in the workplace
  • Must have a valid drivers license upon employment
  • Supporting implementation of the Duke Forest Invasive Species Action Plan
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Research Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a research aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for research aide
  • Target design
  • Helps in the analysis of data, writes portions of research progress reports including helping summarize test results of participating investigators, assists in preparation and writing of papers for publication, assists in writing reports on aspects for large technical projects
  • Under supervision, conducts literary and computers searches for research or development data, some of which may include specialized archival research, modifies, adapts or varies standard procedures to meet the needs of the project and improves tests that are unsatisfactory
  • Uses microscopy to capture and analyze photomicrographs
  • Assists with cleaning, coating, and testing microelectrode arrays
  • Assists in cataloging specimens and samples
  • Assists researchers with routine experiments, including in vivo amperometry
  • Assists with animal care
  • Collects background material
  • Performs recordkeeping of microscopy, MEA cleaning and performance
Qualifications for research aide
  • Bachelor’s Degree (complete or in process)
  • Experience in working with a complex structured team with instructions on routine work are given and general instructions on new assignments with review of routine tasks
  • Requires a high school/vocational school or equivalent, and experience compiling and organizing varied data
  • Two years of varied office experience
  • May require working knowledge and the ability to use basic spreadsheet, word-processing, database software, and/or email
  • Bachelor’s degree (enrolled in, or completed)
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Research Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a research aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for research aide
  • Open packages, receive, sort, and deliver specimens to appropriate laboratory section, send out specimens to referral laboratories, and capture data related to specimens in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Assist veterinarians during animal autopsy (necropsy) procedure
  • Assist veterinarians with procedures on animals designated for necropsy
  • Maintain and organize instruments needed for necropsy
  • Provide sanitation and maintenance for the necropsy area
  • Maintain supply of formalin, whirl-paks and other lab supplies
  • Coordinate with veterinarians and clients for delivery and accessioning of specimens for necropsy
  • Launder laboratory coats, scrubs and coveralls by the pathologists and laboratory staff
  • Assist with filing and storage of histology tissue blocks
  • Assists with literature reviews and manuscript development
Qualifications for research aide
  • Must be detail-oriented, well organized and approach procedures with critical thinking of the technical aspects with strong communication skills and ability to work in an interactive team environment
  • Knowledge of microscopy and 3D reconstruction using Neurolucida
  • Experience with Neurolucida and 3D reconstruction from histological sections
  • Familiarity with immunological methods such as western blotting, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry
  • Evidence of the ability to work with a complex structured team with instructions on routine work are given and general instructions on new assignments with review of routine tasks
  • Experience in a modern laboratory which shall have included the operation of sterilization and other laboratory equipment, including but not limited to, the care of laboratory samples and/or animal carcass and the maintenance of related cleaning services

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