Senior Research Assistant (Immunobiology)

Joslin Diabetes Center
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Biology, Statistics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate to join our team as a Senior Research Assistant on a NIH-funded study to investigate the role of cardiac autoimmunity in cardiovascular disease complications in type 1 diabetes.

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for receiving and organizing biosamples from a National Biorepository, database entry, performing high-throughput immunological assays using specialized equipment, and assisting in the analyses and interpretation of large datasets using computational approaches.

  • Validate and organize biosamples received from a national biorepository
  • Perform routine and more complex immunoassays on small sample volumes using specialized laboratory equipment following established laboratory procedures; may be responsible for the development, modification, or improvement of standard operating procedures
  • Enter results into database, assist in the accurate analysis of assay results using computational approaches
  • Assist with maintaining a colony of humanized transgenic mice, including PCR genotyping; Maintain accurate, detailed, and up-to-date records of the mouse colony
  • Assist in performing "proof of concept" immunological studies mouse samples
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and inventory
  • Assist in the placement of orders for reagents and supplies as needed; log delivery of supplies, and store supplies upon delivery
  • Maintain detailed electronic notebooks of all work-related activities
  • Keep up with appropriate literature and research publications; assist in manuscript preparation
  • Ensure safe laboratory practices and compliance with institutional research guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Epidemiology, Statistics or related fields.
  • 2 years of hands-on lab experience
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills and motivated by science
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly detail-oriented; demonstrable skill in performing accurate assays on small sample volumes and conducting studies on large datasets
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with group members
  • Willingness to assist with animal husbandry

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