Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant (Immunobiology/Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology)

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Employer
Joslin Diabetes Center
Location
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
1862886509
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
The Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant: Immunobiology/Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology (title depending on experience level) will assist with experiments in a basic research lab with a focus on blood diseases and autoimmunity.

Duties in this new lab will include performing experiments independently and as part of a team, as well as basic lab maintenance, and ordering supplies and genotyping and maintaining a mouse colony. Experiments will include working with mice, cells in culture, as well as basic molecular biology and biochemistry.

Ideal candidate is one with some experience beyond college/intern experiences, but the lab is open to a new college graduate with some experience in the role's responsibilities.

  • The successful applicant must be able to design experiments with appropriate controls and to interpret the derived data.
  • Genotype transgenic and knock-out mice using PCR
  • Perform flow cytometry to analyze and sort live cells
  • Maintenance of mouse colony, including breeding, weighing, and monitoring food intake and response to medication.
  • Lab support (ordering supplies, coordinating glassware washing, repairs, buffer preparation)
  • Accurate record-keeping and data storage
  • Assist PI and lab members in organizing and maintaining plasmids, antibodies, cell lines, etc.

  • B.S. in biochemistry, biology, molecular biology or related field.
  • Strong background in molecular and cell biology and/or biochemistry.
  • Experience working with animals is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a high level of motivation.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills: to interact with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts
  • Must be detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize responsibilities - through completion
  • Ability to work independently and with others in the lab
  • Hands-on experience with animal husbandry and molecular biology techniques

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