Lab Assistant - Lourido and Weissman Labs
Company: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Posted on: June 4, 2021
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.
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