Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Senior Research Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH18758

Job Title: 40hrs/Days - SR Research Assistant - Rice

Department: 2MINF RICE HCC - 7371008

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with 2 - 3 years progressively more responsible related experience.

Requires a working knowledge of statistics, computer programming and research methodology.

Requires an in-depth knowledge of the scientific field in which the research is being conducted.


Two to three years experience in the particular research field.

Specific skills desired include basic microbiology (including bacterial growth, MIC determination, mutant selection and analysis) and basic molecular biology (including PCR, sequence analysis, cloning, bacterial transformations, RNA preparation and analysis).

Under general supervision, but following established policies and procedures, performs scientific investigative research in areas related to patient care. Researches literature in the field, participates in the design of experimental protocols and develops new procedures to carry out established research objectives. Conducts experiments using in vitro and or in vivo techniques; collects and analyzes data using statistical methodology. May assist in writing presentations and papers for publication based on the research performed.