Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

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Research assistant, / research assistant provides overall direction and leadership for all business, administrative and operational functions of assigned MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) scientific center/network.

Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Conduct online and other research to assist investigators and other personnel in investigating fraud, claims and other insurance transactions
Monitor and track research sources
Participate in research and community engagement activities in the community, local and international clinics and organizations, and with Collaboratory Community Advisory Board (CABs) at NIH and globally
Manage the CAB including calls, agendas, minutes, outreach, website develoment and maintenance, and dissemination
Responsible for innovative community engagement strategies, including education about HIV cure research locally in DC and abroad
Interact effectively with communities disproportionately affected by HIV persons living with and affected by HIV, scientists, and clinicians
Set up apparatus and computer for data collection, prepare rats for experimentation, and carry out experiments
Perform surgical procedures on rats
Perform histological procedures on rat brains
Record, organize, and prepare data for statistical analysis

Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Research Assistant, / Research Assistant

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Education for Research Assistant, / Research Assistant

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Employers hiring for the research assistant, / 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 English, Chinese, Communication, Molecular Biology, Science, Computer, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Management, Statistics

Skills for Research Assistant, / Research Assistant

Desired skills for research assistant, / research assistant include:

MS Office products
Statistical/quantitative analysis and computation is necessary
Medical terminology
Laboratory maintenance and equipment
Excel
Computers and computer software related to the position
Scientific theory
Performing job functions in compliance with MedStar Health and MedStar Health Research Institute policies and procedures
Computer applications
SPSS

Desired experience for research assistant, / research assistant includes:

Experience with HPLC, dissolution, FT-IR, UV/Vis spectrophotometry, KF
Experience with mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, and immune assays, including ELISPOT, ELISA and ICS, or equivalent
Experience with cell sorting by flow cytometry
Willingness to use animal models of vaccination and infection
Demonstrable reliability and attention to detail
US citizenship and ability to pass 5 year background check

Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Examples

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Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a research assistant, / 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 research assistant, / research assistant
  • Provides administrative support at research clinics
  • Supports the research coordinators in locating patient’s research chart for patient visits and data collection
  • Prepares research charts for upcoming visits by ensuring current source documents are on the chart, correct labs are ordered, and new version of ICF is printed (if applicable)
  • Takes and manages phone messages, collects data from existing records as needed for real time data collection
  • Provides the research coordinators with assistance in ensuring research documents are completed in a timely manner
  • Assists in various administrative tasks as needed
  • Ensures there is an adequate stock of office supplies and equipment for all research clinics
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings, appointments and calendars for research program
  • Tracks and assists in obtaining outstanding training for nurses and investigators as needed
  • Tracks needed reconsents
Qualifications for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to interact and effectively communicate both in writing and orally with a wide variety of people
  • Due to Federal contracting requirements, candidates must be US Citizens
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to interact favorably with clinical investigators to motivate, lead, and provide support to group towards rapid, compliant enrollment
  • One to two years of experience with customer contact in a high volume service environment
  • Proficiency with online research and navigation, including, but not limited to the proficiency with public record websites and social networks
  • Proven record of experience with Plant molecular biology
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Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a research assistant, / research assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Work with labmates to maintain sterile & organized environment in tissue culture facility
  • Organize, document, and maintain freezers, refrigerators, cell line storage
  • Perform cell culture maintenance and cell preparation from animal tissues
  • Conduct independent experiments under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
  • Aid other scientists within the laboratory with their day to day experiments
  • Assist in general laboratory upkeep
  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grants
  • Plans and schedules experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of planned and ongoing research projects, including working with collaborators
  • Performs mouse colony maintenance, dosing of mice with therapeutics in experimental protocols, assistance with surgical procedures and tissue extraction, and collection of behavioral and physical data
  • Records and analyzes data, and summarizes results using basic statistical techniques
Qualifications for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken are a prerequisite
  • Candidates with experience in cell culturing techniques are preferred
  • Solid communication skills, verbal and written, the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution
  • Testing the application of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for sensing blue-red shifts in the wastewater indicative of ORP evolution
  • Validating the approach by testing and data collection over a 3-week period
  • Three years of college with three years of course work in Chemistry or related fields
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Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of research assistant, / research assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Basic knowledge of public health and a willingness to learn about sexual/reproductive health topics
  • May be asked to help pour, sterilize and deliver media and media supplies when needed
  • Determine how much work can be accomplished on a daily basis that will ensure glassware, supplies and water are delivered within a 24 hour window
  • The Research Assistant will be required to resolve internal customer issues by communicating with Team Leads and receiving feedback on needed changes in glassware support to ensure research expectations are met
  • The Research Assistant will be required to independently resolve issues that may arise within the team, with internal customers, or with external contractors
  • If issues are not resolved then the individual is required to provide potential solutions to the Central Services Leadership to ensure that the level of service and support does not degrade
  • The individual will need to prioritize customer demands to ensure that other responsibilities are not jeopardized
  • Monitor irrigation needs for crops grown in the greenhouse, including but not limited to corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum, canola, sunflowers
  • Monitoring fertility status and needs of crops listed above
  • Performing general plant care tasks
Qualifications for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree in an experimental science
  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science field or discipline is required or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience
  • Experience working with electronic databases and spreadsheets
  • Experience preparing buffer solutions and common molecular biological reagents in the laboratory is required
  • Experience with gel electrophoresis and quantification of DNA, RNA, and protein is required
  • Experience with DNA amplification by PCR
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Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of research assistant, / 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 research assistant, / research assistant
  • Identify, propose and develop, in consultation with his/her management, new methods, technologies and equipment
  • Perform tasks according to accepted methods and training prescribed by your work group
  • Participate in the acquisition of eyes from human donors on an on-call basis
  • Maintain daily records of procedures carried out
  • Enter data and graph results on computers
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of chemicals and reagents
  • Keeping the laboratory neat and orderly
  • Assist with the design and planning of questionnaires and other program materials/tools
  • Will assist the Sr
  • Carries out daily protocol responsibilities
Qualifications for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Familiarity with current technology in molecular biology and genetics (e.g., high-throughput sequencing) is required
  • Experience working with and managing laboratory databases (e.g., sample and reagent inventories)
  • Experience with ethics and compliance issues (IRB, IACUC)
  • Lived experience in the Los Angeles transgender community
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention
  • Education / Experience - This position requires a high diploma or equivalency
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Research Assistant, / Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of research assistant, / 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 research assistant, / research assistant
  • Collect data and operate research equipment
  • Provide verbal progress reports to the supervisor on a regular basis
  • Keep seed organized
  • Fill entry lists and sort seed for planting
  • Conduct literature reviews with minimal direction and supervision
  • Assist in the preparation both grant and IRB submissions with minimal direction
  • Setup and maintain data bases to be used by multiple teams
  • Interface in person and electronically with both internal and external clinical, administrative and executive personnel
  • Manage and respond to project related communications proactively and timely
  • Strives to promote continual process and quality improvement
Qualifications for research assistant, / research assistant
  • Experience in e-survey design and administration
  • Experience with mouse colony maintenance and handling techniques
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, in particular viral RNA extraction and viral loads (qPCR), PCR, digital droplet PCR, and MiSeq sequencing will also be valued
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent with at least two years of plant care/greenhouse/field work experience
  • Ability to work rotational weekend hours
  • Ability to work in a warm, humid greenhouse environment

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