Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Senior Research Assistant Job Description

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Senior research assistant provides input on data management policies, guidelines and procedures (SOPs, training manuals, etc.) and complies with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Senior Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Acquires detailed knowledge of protocol, manual of procedures, data forms, and other study documents, to ensure compliance with research study protocol and overall study objectives
Provides day-to-day clinical center oversight including research study participant visit completion reports, training and certification pertaining to research study protocol
Planning (e.g., scientific protocol development and preparation and setup and testing of experimental equipment)
Manage all aspects of research subject recruiting and coordinate with subjects and other research personnel to ensure successful protocol execution
Complete research documentation, utilizing medical records, lab guidelines, protocol information and other resources for accurate completion and submission of research records
Performs complex, responsible research work of an advanced nature requiring high-level skills and expertise
Evaluates and analyzes data
Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects
Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators
Maintains and disseminates clinical trial tracking information

Senior Research Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Research Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, AALAS, BLS, GCP, HSP, CCRC, FELASA, IV, ISCD, DXA

Education for Senior Research Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior 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 Education, Science, Natural Sciences, History, Public Health, Health Care, Medical, Faculty, Biology, Sciences

Skills for Senior Research Assistant

Desired skills for senior research assistant include:

Equipment and all operations and procedures manuals
Equipment operation manuals and procedure manuals whenever necessary
Issues discussed
Clinical research protocols
Data forms
Data management programs
Institution’s safety requirements and procedures in general laboratory practice
Manual of procedures
Processes and pre-analytical procedures enabling efficient trouble shooting and problem solving
Protocol

Desired experience for senior research assistant includes:

Organize requests for workshop and poster session proposals and coordinate the committee building the conference agenda
Coordinate speaker and staff travel
Coordinate with vendors (food, AV, photography)
Develop event program and signage
Manage speakers, vendors and volunteers on-site
Assist with marketing the conference to health, legal, and public health audiences

Senior Research Assistant Examples

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Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior research assistant
  • Manages research study website and communications
  • Performs database management, including testing new features of systems
  • Oversees the implementation of new study processes and procedures
  • Plans and coordinates the education and training of research study staff and clinical site staff
  • Answers questions and solves problems either individually or in collaboration with colleagues
  • Provide secondary review of essential documents (e.g.1572s, Investigator CVs, Financial disclosure forms, ) as needed
  • Create PDF files of documents required for various reports, such as clinical study reports (CSRs), as needed
  • Attend Study Team Meetings, Vendor Meetings as needed
  • Perform data entry on an occasional basis, as needed
  • Create patient/subject tools or other material as needed
Qualifications for senior research assistant
  • Science or math background
  • Experience with computers including word processing, PowerPoint, Excel, and graphical data representation software
  • Master's degree with emphasis in the biological sciences
  • Background in cancer biology, molecular biology or reproductive sciences
  • Evidence of independent research experience (publications or thesis)
  • Order and ship study related supplies as needed
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Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior research assistant
  • Participates and oversees in the collection of specimens as required by protocol
  • Coordinate study procedures and consults as required by protocol
  • Fax, mail, and Fed/Ex documents as needed
  • Perform responsibilities under -pressure and tight timelines, with the ability to juggle multiple concurrent projects and tasks
  • Comply with company objectives, policies and procedures, and quality assurance program
  • Provide logistical support for research and evaluation team planning meetings, site visits, and other virtual and in-person meetings with project contractors
  • Draft issue briefs, reports, and other publications for a variety of audiences and participate in various national, regional and local MLP conferences
  • Schedule research interviews
  • Assist with drafting performance data and progress reporting formats, focus group scripts and instructions, and organizational analysis tools for project contractors/participants
  • Compile quantitative and qualitative data and assist with describing the data for various internal and external audiences
Qualifications for senior research assistant
  • High school level diploma required
  • Assist with conducting literature reviews, qualitative interviews, and data analyses
  • Health care and/or legal issues for low-income populations
  • Fluency in Swedish English languages, both written and verbal
  • Master's degree in a basic science or equivalent.*
  • OPronuclear, cytoplasmic, and embryonic stem cell injection
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Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior research assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior research assistant
  • OEmbryo harvesting
  • OSmall animal surgery including vasectomies and embryo transfer
  • ODNA purification for transgenic animal creation
  • Assist in the development and testing of new methodologies to support model creation for both mice and rats
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of project design and execution
  • Interpret and document project results
  • Maintain detailed records and update databases
  • Assist in the the maintenance of departmental equipment
  • Assist in the development of SOPs and training materials
  • Perform all other embryology techniques
Qualifications for senior research assistant
  • Conducts analysis of brain imaging and behavioral data and interprets results
  • Acts as a Specialist in the laboratory
  • Develop and run assays including targeted deep sequencing, exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing using next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms, particularly Illumina sequencers
  • Work with cancer types including prostate, breast, brain, bladder and ovarian
  • Understanding of the different molecular strategies for mutation detection and quantification is critical
  • Basic understanding of cancer genomics will be necessary
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Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior 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 senior research assistant
  • Assist with audiology research using experimental apparatuses used to investigate hearing protection devices and communication systems
  • Project execution (e.g., subject recruiting and scheduling, data collection and analysis)
  • Manage setup, testing, and troubleshooting of experimental equipment
  • Communicate with audiologists and hearing conservation researchers outside NSMRL to maintain awareness of technology developments, developments in the field, and explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Adhere to and implement scientific review board and institutional board review procedures
  • Assist in the development and tracking of program budget and, when necessary, coordinate with acquisition personnel to ensure contracts are executed in a timely manner
  • Provide other research-related administrative support as needed including program coordination tracking of milestones/deadlines
  • Conduct literature searches and prepare bibliographies
  • Works closely with students
  • Perform study preparation activities including but not limited to the preparation and maintenance of study notebooks, generating data collection documentation, identifying supply needs, performing laboratory setup, and developing and implementing Study Specific Procedures (as appropriate)
Qualifications for senior research assistant
  • The ideal candidate will be a team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with document-processing programmes such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of biomedical statistics, and experience with statistics programmes such as R, SPSS, Prism
  • Experience in a human subject research setting is required
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to interact and effectively communicate both written and orally with a wide variety of people
  • Experience in the US federal government system is highly desired
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Senior Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior 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 senior research assistant
  • Collaborates with histology staff members to evaluate the quality of automated and manual experiments performed in the lab and generate images and description of results necessary for Core records
  • Conduct independent research regarding the identification of novel markers with potential importance to cancer biology
  • Be the driving force in summarizing and advertising new cancer markers and image hardware and software to users
  • Identify, recommend and participate in the testing of new optical imaging equipment and software for image processing and analysis
  • Assist in the maintenance and trouble shooting of all optical equipment
  • Experience with Confocal and Live imaging microscopy
  • Provide administrative support to the Research & Development VPs, department, and the Program Management team
  • Support approximately 7 VPs and 80 team members
  • Support Program Management team to update dashboards and publish reports
  • Support Product Development Process (PDP) by following up on signatures, schedules, and reporting
Qualifications for senior research assistant
  • Proficiency with Excel - Pivot tables and vlookups
  • Understanding of financial data and markets
  • Strong customer focus with demonstrated ability to design, develop, and improve responsive solutions to client problems
  • Solid organizational and management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with all software in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or presentation software and Outlook
  • Proficient in one of the following statistical software applications 1

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