Research Assistant I - Cardiovascular Research - P

at MaineHealth in Scarborough, Maine, United States

Job Description

Position Summary
This position is for someone interested in joining a hands-on team at the MaineHealth Institute for Research, Scarborough, ME, which is contributing to biomedical research in the areas of cardiovascular disease. Our team is specifically interested in defining the role of lipids in heart disease. This Research Assistant will be trained to conduct a variety of laboratory procedures under the general supervision of the , or the PI's designees. They will assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. The Research Assistant will learn to set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. They must be able to recognize problems or deviations in experimental conditions and notify appropriate personnel. They must be able to master routine techniques and procedures relevant to overall goals of the lab. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.
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The MaineHealth application, cover letter and a resume or CV are all required elements for application to this position.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: High school diploma preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred.
License/Certifications: N/A
Experience: No prior years of relevant experience required.
Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.
Additional Information  Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 885618

Posted On: Feb 03, 2023

Updated On: Mar 14, 2023

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