Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and within established policies and procedures performs scientific investigative research in molecular biology and animal model research in cartilage and osteoarthritis; participates in the design of' experimental protocols and research directions and develops new procedures to carry out established research objectives; collects and analyzes data using bioinformatic phylogenetic and statistical methodology; executes existing protocols and develops new experimental methodologies to carry out established research objectives; researches literature in the field; writes manuscripts presentations and grants in line with the research goals and based on the research performed.
Conducts experiments and analyses according to established protocols and research methodology.
Develops new experimental protocols to carry out established research objectives.
Participates in the design of' research protocols to achieve the scientific objectives to allow quantitative and qualitative evaluation and interpretation of data obtained.
Collects and analyzes data using bioinformatic phylogenetic and statistical methodologies and software.
Participates in the interpretation of the results through conferences with supervisors and other researchers to review data compared to hypothesis and research methodology in instances of inexplicable data.
Reviews literature pertaining to research being conducted in the scientific area of interest.
Writes presentations manuscripts and grants based on research performed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PhD and/or MD required
Minimum 2 years' research experience with focused experience in cell and molecularbiology. Newly graduated doctoral candidate preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Most duties are performed in a lab environment. Any risk of exposure to contagious or noxious elements is minimized by adherence to safety procedures and protocols. Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use computer keyboard and other common lab and office equipment.
Performs independently within department policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.
Ability to train and work with volunteers and students on projects.