Research Assistant III (Part-Time)
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Research Assistant III (Part-Time), in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Ophthalmology Department, will assist the Principal Investigator and research staff in carrying out specific research projects. The incumbent will perform complex research activities, under general supervision, following established methods and procedures in support of the research projects.
Responsibilities include: preparing all types of media and substances to be used in experiments; performing non-complex tests that require alteration of substances; assisting with recruiting, evaluating and enrolling patients in active clinical trials; assisting in obtaining informed consent; collecting and entering data, and maintaining accurate lab records; scheduling subjects for study visits; processing and shipping laboratory specimens; assisting in ordering, organizing and maintaining laboratory supplies, chemicals and specimens; presenting project updates at meetings; and providing instruction and assistance in the use of laboratory equipment, research methods and techniques to students and junior level technicians. In addition, the Research Assistant III will assist with functions related to grant preparation and report writing; and may assist with surgical procedures on experimental animals following established techniques. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least one year of experience within a laboratory setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards.
*Ability to operate standard office equipment and software including MS Office.
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
*Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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