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Lab Assistant - Lourido and Weissman Labs

Company: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY Assists Lab Manager with organization and maintenance of lab equipment, inventory, and cleaning of the lab CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES Lourido Lab (10 hours per week) : Receive, check in, and put away orders of lab consumables. Stock lab plastics in appropriate spaces. Reorder/receive flammables and keep storage area organized Perform regular inventory of consumables and add orders to iLab for necessary supply and chemical stocks. Prepares stocks of buffers for communal use. Pours LB plates for communal use. Racks tips and sterilizes plastics (tubes, etc.) for communal use. Assists Lab Manager with cleaning and sterilizing laboratory equipment and instruments. In tissue culture room, assists with maintenance of biosafety cabinets, incubators, and other equipment; monitors levels of and packages bio-waste for disposal. With supervision, assist with freezer defrosting and organization; assist with annual chemical inventory. Moderate lifting required (up to 20 pounds). Other tasks as required or assigned. Weissman Lab (10 hours per week): Maintains supply inventory Lab Common Stocks of consumables. Will unpack stock and place in appropriate space. Prepares and add orders to iLab for necessary supply and chemical stocks. Assists Lab Manager with cleaning, and sterilizing laboratory equipment, instruments, and tissue culture room including biosafety cabinets, liquid bio waste, and change bleach in waste bottles. Cleans and organizes sinks in the lab. Assist with refrigerator and freezer defrosting. Organize freezer racks. Wipe down the centrifuges and other equipment once every two weeks Moderate lifting required (up to 20 pounds). Other tasks as required or assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Certificate in biology required. Basic lab experience preferred. Knowledge of basic lab techniques will be a plus. Excellent oral communication skills, strong organizational skills required. Lourido Lab: Must be available to work at least three days per week. There is flexibility in how the other day(s) are scheduled. Weissman Lab: Must be available to work Monday and Friday. There is flexibility in how the other day(s) are scheduled. Company Description WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE for BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence since 1982. Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university. Whiteheads Faculty Members and Fellows run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomicsprograms with a record of success.

We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive salary, substantial vacation and holiday time; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking.

Whitehead Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge , Lab Assistant - Lourido and Weissman Labs, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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