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Sr Technical Research Assistant - Cellular Biology

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Working very independently, performs non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures.

Participates in the design and modification of research protocols. Composes and may present sections of research reports and manuscripts. Performs advanced data analysis using advanced statistical techniques. Coordinates lab activities and undertakes quality assurance programs. Supervises lab staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently performs a variety of routine tests following established methodologies including tumor implantation and ex-vivo cellular analysis in autoimmune diseases and tumor models.
  • Required to undertake western blot, immunoprecipitations, Flow cytometry and transcriptional analysis.
  • Undertakes animal breeding, genotyping and immunization of animals.
  • Prepares and maintains tissue cultures.
  • Records data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
  • Maintains supplies and inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Discusses progress of work on a daily basis with supervisor.
  • All other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in biological/physical science or related field.
  • Requires minimum of 5 years of directly related progressively more responsible experience.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills.
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to logically and effectively structure tasks and set priorities.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and troubleshoot solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data statistically and to logically present it.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of scientific principles, biological structures, and laboratory techniques.
  • Must have sound interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Will be working with mice.
  • Normal laboratory environment.
  • May be working, under safe conditions, with radioisotopes and other hazardous materials.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Responsible for supervising staff including hiring, terminating employment, evaluating and disciplining. Will orient and train new staff members.

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cambridge , Sr Technical Research Assistant - Cellular Biology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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