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Tufts Medicine Research Associate I - Blanton Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on performing work related to research and development of new products, innovation, and improvement of products and processes. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Research Programs and Projects duties: Supports the development of new products and innovation. Includes Clinical roles focused on research projects. Positions in this family perform basic, translational, and/or clinical research towards solving a specific problem for an entity or community. A professional individual contributor role that may direct the work of other lower level professionals or manage processes and programs. The majority of time is spent overseeing the design, implementation or delivery of processes, programs and policies using specialized knowledge and skills typically acquired through advanced education. An experienced level role that applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Works independently with general supervision, problems faced are difficult but typically not complex, and may influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies and practices.

Job Overview

This position reports to Principal Investigator and is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation, and evaluation of various research studies. May also supervise other research assistants or students in the Principal Investigator’s laboratory.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.

  2. One (1) year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree.

  2. Three (3) years of experience in medical or clinical research environment.

  3. Experience working with data and analyses in SAS, SPSS, or S-Plus.

  4. Experience teaching statistics and statistical programming.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Participates in defining the scope and intent of the research project and assists in the experimental design of the studies.

  2. Implements laboratory experiments and records data.

  3. Participates in the analysis of data and assists in writing research papers describing the studies and results.

  4. Performs molecular biology techniques and trains others in the laboratory as necessary.

  5. Oversees the maintenance of equipment and ordering/stocking of consumable supplies.

  6. Performs literature searches in pursuit of new techniques to expand relevant basic knowledge.

  7. Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Normal office setting.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. In-depth knowledge of computer programming, managing statistical databases and analyzing biomedical data.

  2. Ability to communicate highly technical ideas to non-statisticians on a one-to-one basis, as well as in a classroom or meeting setting.

  3. Excellent writing ability and presentation skills.

  4. Ability to meet with researchers and develop a plan with them to meet their needs within their time and budget constraints.

  5. Ability to clearly explain and present statistical results to hospital researchers and investigators.

  6. Ability to work independently.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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