Essential Functions: Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station. Focus on epigenetic mechanisms of stem cell fate, genome stability and cancer epigenetics, and reprogramming and transdifferentiation, using genomics, and bioinformatics approaches.Integrate functional studies and computational analysis of next-generation sequencing data (e.g. epigenomic and transcriptomic data).Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required for Research Assistant and Research Associate in a related field of study preferred. Minimum of two years job related experience for Research Associate.Excellent Oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills and creativity, and the ability to work independently and in a team.Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Microsoft office software skills.
Internal Number: 76_208710
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.