Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Technical Research Assistant Job Description

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Technical research assistant provides basic level laboratory and technical support duties involving the application of molecular and microbiological scientific research methods and techniques.

Technical Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

May assist in maintaining research protocols, regulatory documents and research correspondence
Creative employment of novel laboratory techniques as the project demands
OEnrolling and tracking patient populations
OProcessing and storing biological material
OAbstracting medical record information
OPrimary data collection
OData entry
OBasic logistical support for research studies
OMaintain/organize patient records
Must have basic knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint

Technical Research Assistant Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Technical Research Assistant

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Education for Technical Research Assistant

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Employers hiring for the technical research assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Computer, Science, Sound, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Arts, Sciences, Biological Sciences

Skills for Technical Research Assistant

Desired skills for technical research assistant include:

Computer programs
Databases
Scientific principles
Laboratory techniques
Biological structures
Equipment used in animal care and research laboratory settings
Materials
Methods
Culture dishes and flasks in a cell culture hood
Research protocols

Desired experience for technical research assistant includes:

Experience pipetting
Able to except constructive criticism and willing to try different approaches based on feedback
Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tests following established methodologies
Some laboratory experience desired
Minimum of two (2) years of experience handling human biological specimens
Experience with Hadoop and related analytics technologies is a plus (MapReduce, Hive, Pig)

Technical Research Assistant Examples

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Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a technical research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical research assistant
  • Training, assisting and running experiments
  • Participating in field research as needed
  • Primary data collection (telephone, online, mail surveys)
  • Secondary data collection (web searches, library work)
  • Genetic analysis (DNA extraction, PCR, genomic preparations, data analysis)
  • Handling and curating of specimens
  • Imaging morphological structures
  • Computer-based data entry
  • Participates in departmental clinical research projects
  • Collects and reviews data, test results and reports
Qualifications for technical research assistant
  • Experience with cell culture protocols is required
  • MSc in a biological science strongly desired
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and use of spreadsheet and/or database
  • Must have at least three years experience in a directly related research setting
  • Familiarity with microarray and next generation sequence data analysis, experience with miRNA analysis is highly desired
  • Requires a minimum of one year in directly related research setting
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Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of technical research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical research assistant
  • Documents and analyzes research project results
  • Keeps informed of new developments in research relative to assigned projects
  • Conducts literary searches and reports on current topics, meetings and conferences as required by management
  • Under the general supervision of lab members, perform routine and non-routine experiments, which are moderate to complex
  • Maintain all laboratory stock solutions/reagents
  • Managing participant recruitment (i.e., assisting with design of study advertisements
  • Scheduling and conducting urine drug screening tests for participants randomized to receive tests
  • Completing administrative tasks (i.e., documenting and managing study data and processing participant payments
  • Working collaboratively with other staff, investigators, and community partners/stakeholders
  • Maintaining participant confidentiality
Qualifications for technical research assistant
  • No degree is required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological/medical science, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Science or in a field related to the research or study
  • One year of laboratory experience with standard molecular biological techniques (PCR, gene cloning, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), protein expression and purification
  • Bachelor's Degree in a field of science or related field, required
  • Minimum of one (1) year related medical, biological or behavioral research experience, required
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Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of technical research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical research assistant
  • Identify unusual findings and report such findings to supervisor
  • Under general supervision, performs routine experiments, which can be moderate to complex
  • Routine care for laboratory mice colony and maintaining Excel spreadsheets of colonies (35% time)
  • Ordering, laboratory maintenance, and other laboratory duties as needed (5% of time)
  • Primary responsibilities for this position will be to support sampling and statistical analysis activities
  • Genomic procedures including ChIP-seq, DNase-seq, inDrops, PCR, and library preparation
  • Performs experimental laboratory work in the field of genomics, stem cell biology, and genome editing
  • Identify unusual findings and report such findings to supervision
  • Maintains mice colonies
  • Basic molecular biology as directed by supervisor
Qualifications for technical research assistant
  • MS degree or equivalent education in a biological field of research
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a biological/physical science required
  • Relevant prior laboratory work experience, particularly experience working with laboratory rodents, preferred
  • Examples of relevant prior laboratory work experience would be employment in a biomedical research laboratory, volunteer work, or coursework preferred
  • 1 year of experience working in a research laboratory preferred
  • Under the supervision of Principal Investigator design and perform research laboratory experiments
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Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a technical research assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical research assistant
  • Collects and records data which may involve arithmetic computations
  • Draws blood from animals by cardiac puncture
  • Prepares animals for surgery or intravenous injection
  • Prepares anesthesia agents and induces anesthesia in animals
  • Run rodent behavioral tests
  • Prepare and maintain cell cultures
  • Run statistical analyses on collected data
  • Manage email, website, and schedule
  • 15% Document completion of technical procedures and work instructions for the assembly and testing of OOI platforms
  • 10% Assist in planning and mobilizing for oceanographic field operations
Qualifications for technical research assistant
  • Must have sound interpersonal skills and be able to supervise others
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and take initiative when needed
  • Must be able to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Must posses strong analytical skills
  • Bachelors in a chemical/physical science (required) and/or Masters in Chemistry (preferred), Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related degree
  • Knowledge of immunohistochemistry/Western blotting/PCR
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Technical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical 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 technical research assistant
  • Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner
  • Maintaining a record of results and methodologies in a laboratory notebook, summarizing and analyzing results, compiling data from studies into charts and graphs and performing basic statistics
  • Non-bench work will include liaising with a clinical research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital to collect samples from patients enrolled in a research study
  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tests following established
  • Lipids by TLC, GC, and HPLC (Site specific examples here)
  • Assists in maintaining mouse colonies and perform in vivo cellular immunology assays
  • May perform in vitro assays with human samples
  • Under general supervision the candidate will perform in vivo work with germ free and conventional animal models to support ongoing projects in the MHMC
  • The candidate will maintain high quality in daily experimental work, including following lab SOPs for in vivo and in vitro studies and in documenting and analyzing findings
  • The successful candidate will be able to independently plan experiments, develop protocols and report data to faculty, fellows and/or Center supervisors
Qualifications for technical research assistant
  • Experience working in a call center is a plus
  • Willingness to work with human biological samples
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience (post-bachelors)
  • BS in a biological/physical science required.New graduate with relevant course or project work
  • Adequate computer skills required, experience with programming (HTML) preferred
  • BA, BSc degree in science is required

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