Research Assistant I Lab

Cambridge, MA, USA
May 17, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
45528BRAuto req ID:45528BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:One year of biological laboratory research experience is required. Relevant college coursework that includes cellular and molecular biology may count toward experience

Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in biology or related field is strongly preferred. Experience with molecular biological, cell culture, and sterile laboratory techniques are required. Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail are essential components of this position as is the demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment. Comfortable working with small animals. Computer experience is essential as analysis and documentation of results are required.

Additional Information:This is a two-year grant funded term position.

May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.

May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.

Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Position broadly supports multiple ongoing research projects under the direction of HSCRB Professor Richard Lee. The Lee laboratory uses biotechnologies to discover and design new approaches to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases uses a variety of techniques including stem cell and molecular biology. More specifically, the research assistant will:

Maintain tissue cultures (feed, expand, and split cells);

Characterize cells by standard molecular, cellular and functional methods;

Carry out rodent animal husbandry (breeding, genotyping, metabolic and protein assays);

Prepare and isolate protein and purify using HPLC;

Perform tissue histology and immunohistochemistry techniques according to established protocols;

Analyze data and document experimental results;

Maintain equipment, make stock solutions used in methods above, and contribute to general lab organization.School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.