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Research Associate - Neurobiology - Sign on bonus $2,000

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester County, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.



Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments

Performs complex laboratory experiments

Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence

Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software

May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project

Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature

Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators

Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment

Complies with all safety and infection control standards

Perform other duties as required.



Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner

Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee


May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides


Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

Additional Information:

Research Associate in the Laboratory of Dr. Gabriella Boulting, PhD

Our laboratory studies what makes the human brain different from that of other animals. There are countless differences that influence how our brain works in unique ways, starting with the most basic: our DNA sequence! Our genetic sequence determines the rules for how our brains develop and adapt new functions in response to experience.

We are a neuro-genetics laboratory with a hybrid wet lab / dry lab environment. We apply human stem cells and cutting-edge single cell, molecular, and genomic approaches to discover novel aspects of human neuroscience. This position is an excellent training opportunity and may include a subset of the following experimental techniques/analyses, depending on the candidates' experience: Human stem cell culture and neuronal differentiation, FACS, viral gene delivery, molecular cloning, single-cell RNAseq, ChIPseq, RNAseq, Cut&Tag, Hi-C, ATACseq, MERFISH, processing of human and animal brain samples, molecular biochemistry, bioinformatic and genomic data analysis.

We are part of the highly collaborative and innovative Neurobiology Department ( ) and the greater biomedical community of the UMass Chan Medical School: .

We are searching for responsible, enthusiastic, and creative team members to build our growing research program.
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