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Henry Ford Health System 2Y3010 - Research Assistant- Full time 40 hours- Dermatology Research- New Center One in Detroit, Michigan

Under general supervision and following established policies and procedures, performs experiments related to specific research projects and participates in other activities appropriate for carrying out research objectives. Reads and understands literature in the field. Conducts actual experiments and collects and analyzes data.


  • Reports to PhD or MD researcher for the purpose of participating in specific experimental, scientific protocols.

  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator or lab director, sets-up equipment and conducts experiments following established protocols and research methodology; gathers data for analysis and interpretation of test results.

  • Conducts critical analyses and evaluation of data generated on patients or from laboratory tests.

  • Performs various types of experimentation which may use animals and experimental models.

  • Maintains a high quality record of all experimental results.

  • Assays samples for analysis of peptides, proteins, DNA and RNA and other molecules.

  • (Prepares reagents for appropriate assay of samples, including determination of the appropriate concentration of components of solutions and buffers.

  • May work with radioactive isotopes for the analysis of molecules.

  • Orders supplies for lab and determines schedule for experiments planned. Makes written progress reports and prepares summaries of data.

  • Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained and keeps maintenance records on equipment.

  • Keeps abreast of new techniques and reviews literature in the field pertinent to the area of research.

  • May assist in writing papers for publication and scientific presentations based on research performed, as well as annual reports and research proposals.

  • May perform various statistical analyses related to the data generated from an experiment.

  • Operates sophisticated laboratory equipment to conduct research (such as high pressure liquid chromatography, centrifuges, computers, radioisotope counters, gel electrophoresis equipment, pH meters, balances, spectrophotometers, microscopes, gamma counters, infusion pumps, etc.).

May develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives.


  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, molecular biology or a closely related field to be familiar with research terminology and scientific techniques.

  • Minimum of up to 6 months of laboratory experience in a stated area of scientific specialty preferred.

  • Requires the manual dexterity to operate complex equipment.

  • Familiarity with statistical and research methodology is desirable.

Preferred Skills:

research experience, lab experience, works well with others, etc.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.