Senior Research Assistant (Immunobiology)

Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Aug 02, 2021
Aug 07, 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

Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.