Research Associate

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Associate

Posting Number: S00955
Position Status: Full time
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1404-Basic Medical Sciences

Function: Biomedical Sciences
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Technician

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $31.71

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $17.00

Job Summary
To help execute the NIH-funded research on the cannabinoid and hormonal regulation of food intake and energy balance that is being conducted under the oversight of Dr. Edward Wagner

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, and be amenable to instruction and guidance from Dr. Wagner and his personnel.

Required Qualifications
B.S. required,. Prowess with medical terminology is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 07/15/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Job Duties

Autonomously performs behavioral, biochemical and physiological experiments and date analyses.

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Autonomously makes solutions, maintains instrumentation, and various types of data acquisition software, and generates experimental protocols.

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Autonomously performs animal husbandry such as watering, feeding, weaning, sexing and genotyping of the animals as well as cleaning of the animal cages.

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ROUTINELY PERFORMS SOPHISTICATED Routinely performs sophisticated animal surgeries (e.g. Sterotaxic surgery, ovariectomy) according to the requirements of the experimental protocol.

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Assists in manuscript writing, and in the preparation of institutional animal care and use protocols.

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Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties are routinely performed in
a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non- weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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