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Albany Medical Center Research Associate in Albany, New York


Immunology & Microbial Disease

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Albany Medical College Research operations.

Salary range: $45,308 - $72,492

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Albany Medical College operations.

  • Confer regularly with principal investigator to review scientific direction and goals and develop plans for research experiments; design protocols and make modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular experiment as required.

  • Design and troubleshoot experiments to address key research question, seeking advice from the principle investigator as appropriate.

  • Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. Maintain knowledge and expertise through regular reading of scientific literature.

  • Draft manuscripts documenting achieved research objectives. Assist in grant development and writing. Present findings at laboratory and center level venues.

  • Supervise work of lower level laboratory personnel with designated areas and take a lead role in training personnel.

  • Experience in conducting animal experiments with proficiency in handling mice, ensuring ethical standards and scientific accuracy in live model research and data collection.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related scientific field or equivalent training and experience.

  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience conducting laboratory research.

  • A master's degree with a research thesis and/or resulting publications in peer-reviewed journals may be substituted for up to 2 years of laboratory experience.

  • A PhD degree with a research thesis and resulting publications may substitute for up to five years of experience.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.