Research Assistant, Internal Medicine, Gerontology

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
Published
November 27, 2020
Location
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Job Description
Job Title:
Research Assistant, Internal Medicine, Gerontology
Job ID:
44818
Location:
 
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
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Research Assistant, Internal Medicine, Gerontology

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

JOB SUMMARY: 

Under technical supervision from academic staff members, performs a variety of technical duties and investigations in support of research-oriented activities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  

Master's degree with four years experience in a research or laboratory setting; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:  N/A

FUNCTION OF JOB

Under technical supervision from academic staff / faculty members, perform a variety of technical duties and investigations in support of research oriented activities.

CHARACTERISTIC WORK

  1. Obtain and record data in support of research oriented activities by conducting physical, chemical, or biological tests, experiments, determinations, and observations. These include protein and gene expression methodologies (Western blots, capillary electrophoresis, ELISA, qPCR); histology (immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry); microscopy (fluorescence, confocal, light); tissue culture
  1. Maintain laboratory equipment; track, order and inventory laboratory supplies; manage chemical inventory (order, storage, inventory, proper disposal).
  1. Manage and maintain transgenic mouse colonies (husbandry, breeding, weaning, genotyping). Experience with collecting blood, CSF and tissue; and drug delivery (intraperitoneal injections, oral gavage, stereotaxic brain injections). 2 years minimum experience
  1. Assist with planning and organizing laboratory meetings to facilitate cohesive laboratory procedures among personnel.
  1. Assist in training and management of personnel from undergraduates to post-doctoral fellows.
  1. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN

Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervisors. Provide direction and guidance to support personnel.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience in neuroscience research (minimum 2 years)
  2. Able to manage various grants
  3. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft purchasing system, Microsoft Office, Endnote and Graphpad Prism
  4. Catalog and backup data for long-term storage and accessibility
  5. Assist PI with protocol writing, editing manuscripts and creating figures for publications
  6. Necessary rodent techniques: cognitive and motor behavior; monitoring healthspan of animals; delivering drugs by different methods; stereotaxic surgeries; necropsy; histology
  7. University graduation and 10 years experience at the Laboratory Technician IV level or Master's degree and 4 years practical experience at the Laboratory Technician level or PhD.
Generic Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.  Obtains data in support of research-oriented activities by conducting physical, chemical, or biological tests, experiments, determinations, and observations.

2.  Designs, develops, and constructs specialized instruments, equipment and apparatus as required for performance of research activities.

3.  Assists in the development of new research procedures and techniques.

4.  Operates various electronic devices in the collection, tabulation, and calculation of data.

5.  Assists in training new personnel, conducts performance reviews on assigned lab employees, and creates work schedules.

6.  Assists with planning and presenting classroom instructions and lectures.

7.  Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Ability to prepare grant proposals with minimal supervision
  • Peer reviewed publications, plus oral or poster presentations at national meetings

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Clean, comfortable, office environment

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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