Research Associate 2

Duration: 12 months- potential to convert into full time

This candidate will provide testing and support for Research & Development efforts. 

Specific duties include: 
- Performing hands-on lab work in the areas of blood handling; assembling components; and testing on prototype equipment. 
- Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the technical and operating staff involved 
- Preparing test solutions 
- Performing inventory management and safety inspections 

Highly Desired Skills: 
1) direct experience in blood handling / blood dilutions / spiking blood 
2) excellent analytical capability with experience using tools such as Excel and MiniTab to evaluate data (aptitude/interest in performing data analyses; demonstrated ability to apply statistical analysis tools such as Student's T-tests, ANOVA and DOE to analyze variance and optimize processes) 
3) experience with technical report writing, 
4) good equipment troubleshooting and mechanical skills, 
5) basic chemistry foundation re: calculating and preparing stock solutions, 
6) safety oriented and exceptional organizational skills; and 
7) BS in related scientific field 
2-5 years experience 

* Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as sampling, testing, and measuring using specialized equipment.* Completes the compiling, analyzing, and interpreting of results. 
* Performs periodic equipment inspections and preventative maintenance work. 
* Troubleshoots test processes. 
* Calculates as well as prepares graphs and charts. 
* Prepares measurement and test equipment (e.g. instrumentation and functionality tests). 

Participates in operating and making semi-complex adjustments to lab equipment and instruments. Participates in recording semi-complex test results and observations on standardized forms. Supports compiling, analyzing, and interpreting of results. Provides support in periodic semi-complex inspections of equipment and performs semi-complex preventative maintenance work. Participates in troubleshooting semi-complex test processes. Participates in making semi-complex calculations as well as preparing graphs and charts.

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