Senior Research Assistant (Immunobiology)

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Employer
Joslin Diabetes Center
Location
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Ref
2138217054
Discipline
Biology, Statistics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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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