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Detroit, MI, United States
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Research Assistant

We are searching for an experienced Research Assistant at our Detroit campus location.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

Essential Functions (Job Duties):

Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 performing basic research techniques.
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.

Unique Duties:

Perform and generate reports for the statistical analysis plan devised by faculty member. Assemble the information from clinical studies and report to ClinicalTrials.gov. Assist with preparations for manuscripts and abstracts, and proofreading manuscripts accepted for publication. Assist with Biostatistics educational activities for Fellows, Residents, and graduate students. Maintain up-to-date knowledge on statistical and programming methodology relevant to cancer research. Implement assignments with excellence and interact with staff and faculty with teamwork spirit.

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S. degree in Biostatistics or Statistics, or in Mathematics with a Statistics concentration. At least 3 years of work experience in R programming. Statistical work experience in collaborative medical research highly desirable.


H06 - School of Medicine

Primary Department:

H0632 - Oncology

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Research

Funding/Salary Information:

Compensation Type: Annual Salary

Working Conditions:

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. Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://wayne.edu/coronavirus

Job Openings: 1

Background Check Requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions.
Learn more at:WSU Covid-19 Website

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Wayne State University
Human Resources * 5700 Cass Avenue * Suite 3638 AAB
Detroit, MI * 48202

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