Research Assistant - Dept. of Internal Medicine
Wayne State University is searching for an experiencedResearch Assistant - Dept. of Internal Medicineat its Detroit campus location.
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Essential functions (job duties):
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to
complete laboratory based, clinical or population science research. May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation. Design and perform research protocols independently or
as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Abdulghani Sankari, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and a VA Physician Scientist. Dr. Sankari recently has a new research funding from VA. The proposed is designed to explore if daily acute intermitted hypercapnia can induce respiratory recovery in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). He is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in this research area. Unique Duties - Candidates with expertise in non-invasive measures of respiratory function are required. - Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. - Excellent communication skills and ability to recruit Veterans with SCI. - Ability to perform instrumentation on patients with SCI and conduct physiological and respiratory recordings. - Perform data summary and statistical tests. - Participate in drafting and editing scientific manuscripts of research studies as requested by the PI. - Present research progress regularly to the PI and his research team. - Participate in presenting data in scientific meetings as requested by the PI. - Take responsibility in protecting the scientific data, managing the set up and record of studies
Education Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred. Requires advanced knowledge
predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged
course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Experience Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and
data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity
principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
- Master degree with experience in respiratory physiology. 2. Candidates with expertise in invasive and non-invasive measures of respiratory and autonomic function during wakefulness and sleep are preferred. 3. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. 4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 5. Willing to perform experiments in human research laboratory. 6. Adequate prior training on human studies is required.
H06 - School of Medicine
H0609 - Internal Medicine
Job type: Full Time
Job category: Research
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.
Background check requirements:
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Equal employment opportunity statement:
Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.