Research Associate/Research Assistant/Post-Doc

Wayne State University

United States

June 25, 2021


Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Research Associate/Research Assistant/Post-Doc

Number of Vacancies



06 - School of Medicine

Primary Department


Essential Functions (Job Duties)

Research positions in the field of neuroscience and visual sciences are immediately available. Our laboratory uses the mouse retina as a model system to investigate the neural network and its physiological significance. We are looking to hire lab personnel who will conduct calcium imaging, patch clamp recordings, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biological studies. Motivated scientists are welcome to apply.

Research Associate/Assistant/Post Doc essential functions may include:

Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates.

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.

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.

Unique Duties

Conduct calcium imaging and patch clamp recordings from neurons in the mouse retina.

Perform intraocular virus injection to mouse eyes.

Conduct immunohistochemical study using confocal microscopy.

Assisting lab maintenance, such as making experimental solutions, maintenance of chemicals, and set-up with equipment.


Research Assistant: Bachelors degree required, in a related field of study preferred.

Research Associate: Bachelors degree required, in a related field of study preferred. Minimum of 2 years job related experience.

Post Doc: Doctorate degree required with 3-4 years job related experience. Job related experience can include doctorate training. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements. Ability to secure grants and funding for research.

All: Requires advanced knowledge, predominantly intellectual in character, in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.

Ability to work independently, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work both in a team environment and independently.

Experiences in neuroscience or vision research.

Experience with animal research.

Research experience in the field of Vision and neuroscience is preferred but not required.

Testing Requirements

Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

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.

Job Type


Job Category

Research Assistants/Associates

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date


Job Open Date (When job is posted in the system)


Job Close Date (or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?


Reposting Reason:

None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements

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

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