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Research Assistant - Part Time - Arizona College of Optometry

Company: Midwestern University
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Research Assistant is responsible for laboratory work and will be responsible for coordinating with outside labs. This individual is responsible for maintaining quality control of the lab and overseeing student activities. This position reports to the Director of Optometric Research. The position is part time, working four hours per week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform administrative and clerical duties in the lab such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment and logging data.

Communicate with laboratories, faculty and students regarding projects and data acquisition

Performs a wide variety of standard research procedures with supervision and following established procedures and protocols

Record and organize data from research projects

Order and maintain research supplies

Prepare of assay reagents

Maintain laboratory equipment

Assure compliance with MWU and federal laboratory safety standards

Assist students with capstone research projects

Check all research for quality assurance

Supervisory Responsibilities
The position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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, in-person, predictable attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other Qualifications
The individual must have an in-depth knowledge of a variety of biological assay formats (ELISA, gel-based, colormetric etc.) and of cell culture techniques. This individual should enjoy working with college faculty and students and the general public. This individual must be able to handle complex scheduling issues. Collegiality and teamwork are essential attributes necessary to support a positive work environment.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor of Science in biological sciences related field with 0-2 years of experience working in a lab research setting is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail oriented.
Computer Skills
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
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 customers or employees of organization.
Reasoning Ability
Basic skills: Ability apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Mathematical Ability
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
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 frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters 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. Must have the understanding and compliance with Universal Precautions and wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) along with proper aseptic technique.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Midwestern University, Glendale , Research Assistant - Part Time - Arizona College of Optometry, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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