Senior Research Associate
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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 1/17/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Summary
To provide advanced technical research skills and establish test methods and procedures under the direction of Department Chairperson or Research Scientist (Faculty).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties May Include:
Directs Laboratory Research
Plans, directs and coordinates laboratory research projects (High complexity)
Determines specific goals objectives to be attained
Assigns and reviews work of research project staff
Oversees large team of Research Assistants, Post Docs, Research Associates, participants from other TMHRI labs, and Outside Resources)
Establishes and maintains quality control of project operations
Grant Writing and Publications
Plans research (High complexity)
Analyses data (High complexity)
Reviews scientific literature
General Laboratory Duties
Defines problems and possible solutions
Adheres to internal controls established for Department
Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Writes and maintains regulatory and safety committee applications/protocols
Adheres to and assists with customizing of TMH & TMHRI Safety Procedures for Laboratory
Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement
Follows safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects safety hazards. Compiles all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information needed
Performs other duties as assigned
Terminal Degree with 8 yrs experience
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities
Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software
Demonstrates effective communication skills
Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor
Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information
Ability to work in office setting, involving the use of office equipment and supplies. Ability to work in a laboratory and/or animal research facility. Work in animal research facility requires health evaluation and approval by TMH Employee Health/TMH Wellness.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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