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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate.
In this role, the successful candidate The NYU Langone Comprehensive Obesity Initiative is a new, institution-wide effort to better understand, treat and manage obesity at the population and clinical levels. The Initiative unites cutting-edge population health, clinical, and basic science research through a uniquely comprehensive electronic data source -- a multi-disciplinary DataBridge. This rich resource will enable investigators to address long-standing questions from completely new perspectives, using machine learning and other big data techniques. Key insights will be translated into real, evidence-based obesity prevention, treatment, and management solutions.This role assists with studies examining weight trajectory outcomes for bariatric surgery patients by conducting basic laboratory bench research on human subject materials. Procures materials and transports the material in a temperature-appropriate manner. Experiments to include fluorescence activated cell sorting of tissue samples, preparation of mRNA and the performance of other biochemical/molecular analyses required for the studies. Maintains careful records of the data procured from each sample / subject and enter all obtained data into database.
Sample collection: Retrieve human subject samples from various clinics and hospital settings. Work with the clinical coordinators to arrange the procurement of tissue from colleagues in a timely manner. Arrange for appropriate storage. Ships samples as needed to collaborators.
Sample processing: Process samples, including fluorescence activated cell sorting of tissue samples, preparation of mRNA or protein lysates from tissue samples and handling and preparation of samples for performance of RNA-sequencing analyses, real-time quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western blotting and other molecular and biochemical techniques required for the full scale analysis of metabolic tissues.
Record keeping: Keep careful records of all subject material procurement and analyses in the databases for coordination across the entire research team. Maintains complete and accurate record of all laboratory procedures.
Laboratory responsibilities: Laboratory duties such as ordering of supplies and preparation and shipment of materials to distinct collaborators.
Participant recruitment and tracking: May assist with recruiting and screening patients, gathering patient information, and scheduling visits if needed. May assist with updating tracking logs and patient progress through the study as well as general database cleaning and management.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Associates degree with minimum three years of experience in basic biomedical research.Experience with fluorescence activated cell sorting of tissue samples, preparation of mRNA or protein lysates from tissue samples and handling and preparation of samples for performance of RNA-sequencing analyses, real-time quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western blotting and other molecular and biochemical techniques required for the full scale analysis of metabolic tissues. Highly organized.Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills.Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications.Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and must work and communicate effectively with both internal and external collaborators.Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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