Research Associate 1 MS (Farmington)


: $76,040.00 - $129,110.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Position Focus:

Manages day-to-day lab function in a specialized research lab within the Department of Genetics and ensures that the lab is running smoothly. Conducts independent scientific experiments and conducts analysis related to investigation of epigenetics, fertility and developmental biology. Assists the principal investigator in training new lab members in laboratory procedures and techniques.

Essential Duties

1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority. 2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning 3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly. 4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. 5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning. 6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory. 7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Masters Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent organization skills; detail-oriented and ability to be responsible.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to work well as part of a team.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Basic molecular biology, cloning, PCR and electrophoresis skills

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Advanced molecular biology techniques (e.g. viral work, sequencing library prep), mouse handling and procedures, stem cell culture and manipulation.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

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