The Research Assistant provides technical support to Anatomy faculty members in relation to their research projects and grants. Work is performed under the direct supervision of Anatomy faculty members. The position reports to the Chair of the Anatomy department.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Provide basic laboratory support including ordering supplies, maintaining a clean laboratory, collecting data, and keeping an accurate lab notebook -Adhere to laboratory safety procedures -Assist with training of students -Contribute to abstract submissions, manuscripts, grant administration, and poster preparation -Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University in biological sciences, biomedical sciences, anatomy, anthropology, paleontology, or related field is required. Prior experience with anatomical dissection of specimens, histological preparation, or molecular lab research is preferred. A minimum of 0-2 years of research experience required.
Computer Skills Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Prior experience with software for visualizing/analyzing 3D data (examples include AMIRA/AVIZO, ArcGIS, Geomagic, ImageJ or Matlab) digital image analysis; or statistical software (R) is preferred.
Language Skills Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of organization.
Reasoning Ability Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Mathematical Ability Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is regularly required to walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye, close vision, color vision, and depth vision, especially for using microscopes.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to work near moving mechanical parts and may occasionally be exposed to vibrations, toxic and caustic chemicals, and fumes/airborne particles.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
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