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US-NV-Reno: Research Assistant III Lab Sciences

Date: 14-Aug-2012
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Research Assistant III Lab Sciences

∑ When functioning as a project scientist, interact with the assigned technical staff to assure the successful execution of assigned studies.

∑ Prepare study protocols, amendments, tabular data, and manage assigned study documentation.

∑ Communicate directly with the sponsor representative concerning study-related issues, under the guidance of senior scientific staff and/or management.

∑ Interpret study data and prepare draft reports for assigned projects.

∑ Prepare, conduct, and oversee technical activities for assigned studies, working with the scientific and technical Staff.

∑ Manage project timelines, resource coordination, and prioritization of assigned studies in conjunction with supervisor and laboratory management, with minimal supervision.

∑ Perform laboratory procedures and collect and record/document research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols, study- and laboratory-specific methods or procedures, and company policies/practices.

∑ Program simple to complex tables for data input and report generation. Print and edit computer entries (e.g., laboratory data) as needed.

∑ Take a lead role in reviewing and updating processes and SOPs as assigned.

∑ Document deviations and incidents. File and address deviations through memoranda to the study files.

∑ Assist in the development and review of basic to complex study type protocols.

∑ Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.

∑ Periodically peer review data, documentation, and tabulated summaries as generated/collected by less experienced technical staff.

∑ Maintain clean work areas (e.g.: laboratory area, animal exam areas).

∑ Works with scientific staff to develop new techniques and/or procedures to expand capabilities in the department.

∑ Perform all other related duties as assigned.

∑ Education: Bachelorís degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.

∑ Experience: Four to six years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment or must have demonstrated full knowledge of competencies and positive performance at the previous level. GLP experience preferred.

∑ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

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