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

Joslin Diabetes Center
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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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