Essential Functions: The Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences is seeking a Research Associate. This position will be involved in a NIH-funded project to study the roles of microRNAs in ocular immunity and in bacterial keratitis using transgenic mouse models and human corneal samples. The project also will explore the potential of miRNAs as therapeutic targets and develop miRNA-based therapy for bacterial keratitis and related immune/inflammatory diseases. This position will also have opportunities to explore the roles of miRNAs in other ocular diseases, including inherited retinal degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetes. The research will be conducted with comprehensive genetic, cellular and molecular biology and immunological techniques, including flow cytometry, cell sorting, cell culture, gene expression profiling byreal time PCR, RNA seq, single cell seq, and immunohistochemistry.Essential Functions of a Research Associate may include: Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. 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.Prepare and present presentations regarding research results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.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.Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, in a related field of study, preferred. Requires advanced knowledge, predominantly intellectual in character, in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction. Minimum of two years job related experience. Ability to work independently, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
Internal Number: 76_208824
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