Technical Research Assistant I / 40 Hours / Days / BWH Thoracic Surgery

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA 02108
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    Working under the general supervision of Principal Investigator, and in accordance with established hospital policies and procedures, conducts a variety of routine experiments where methodologies are clearly established. Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data. May perform literature searches under direction of supervisor.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tests following established methodologies, such as extraction of DNA and RNA from tissues.
    • Prepares and maintains tissue cultures.
    • Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results.
    • Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
    • Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
    • All other duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications :
    • BS in a biological/physical science required. (New graduate with relevant course or project work)
    • Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required, as training will be provided.
    • Experience with spreadsheets is helpful.
    SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
    • Good organizational skills, detail oriented
    • Sound degree of computer literacy
    • Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics
    • Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to demonstrate professionalism
    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    The laboratory conducts lung cancer research using cancer cell-lines and tissue/s (blood borne pathogens). Universal precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times. The lab is aBL2 (Biolevel 2) safety environment.

    Posting ID: 611342006Posted: 2021-03-09Job Title: Technical Research Assistant