Sr Research Assistant

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.


Conducts experiments according to established protocols and research methodology using in vivo techniques on human cells sera and other body fluids.

Participates in the design of experimental protocols to achieve the scientific objectives of the research project.

Develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives to allow quantitative and qualitative evaluation and interpretation of data obtained.

Gathers tabulates graphs develops explanatory charts and analyzes data using statistical methodology. May use computer programming to assist in the data analysis.

Participates in the interpretation of the results of experiences through conferences with supervisor and other researchers to review data compared to hypothesis and research methodology in instances of inexplicable data.

Reviews all literature pertaining to research being conducted in the scientific area of interest.

May assist in writing presentations and papers for publications based on research performed.


Other information:

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.


Provides functional guidance to other research staff as necessary.

Completion in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to human and animal serum chemical reagents animal subjects and radioactive materials.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union