Research Analyst, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 303723
PED-ADOLESCENT MED RESEARCH (IN-PADB-IUINA)
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff, and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.
With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
Pediatric Adolescent Medicine Research seeks a research analyst to assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research experiments in cellular and molecular biology, tissue culture of primary cells and cell lines in monolayer and 3 dimensional raft cultures, retrovirus and lentivirus production, and live and fixed cell imagery requiring expertise in the application and adaptation of various research techniques and procedures.
Coordinates laboratory activities and monitors the progression of research projects.
Supervises research technicians and student employees.
Participates in protocol development, data analysis and report preparation. These duties include DNA, RNA, and protein purification, DNA cloning, PCR of DNA and RNA products, protein analyses, flow cytometry, cellular growth and senescence assays, tissue culture, three dimensional raft culture production and fixation, tissue culture transfections, transduction, and analysis.
Responsible for general laboratory organization, maintenance and management of protocols, reagents, sample logs, cloning logs, and databases of experiments, inclusive of data management as required by funding agencies, orders for the laboratory, budget management, and supporting manuscript and grant drafting with the Principal Investigator for the laboratory's research.
Performs complex and intricate laboratory experiments while following research techniques and procedures.
Develops procedures and protocols in collaboration with leadership.
Prepares research reports or analyses for projects.
Maintains safety records and ensures safety/compliance procedures and protocols are followed.
Provides guidance and support to junior-level staff in laboratory operations.
May develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for research projects and related work.
Bachelor's degree in related field
Master's degree in related field
3 years related work experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000. Salary determination is based on experience, skill level, education, and training.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.