STUDENT/INTERN / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH - CDNM
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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Channing Systems Genetics and Genomics lab focuses on population and family-based genetic studies of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The intern will be responsible for handling and preparing human samples, tracking samples electronically, assisting with data management, and performing general lab maintenance. He/she will work under close supervision according to established departmental and hospital policies and procedures to assist with molecular biology techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1)Assists with molecular biology procedures including but not limited to whole blood processing.
2)Updates study participant lists and answer questions pertaining to sample collection issues.
3)Electronically tracks and barcodes samples from multiple sites and studies using the in-house laboratory information management system (LIMS) software. Tests new updates to LIMS software.
4)Properly stores experimental samples using LIMS software.
5)Prepares reagents for use in procedures.
6)Assists with the shipment of supplies and samples to external laboratories and collection centers.
7)Performs all other duties as assigned.
1)High school level science taken. Some college level coursework preferred.
1)Strict attention to detail with ability to be precise.
2)Ability to use existing databases and statistical programs, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
3)Ability to follow instructions and work independently on some projects.
Variety of laboratory/office settings. Exposure to toxic chemicals and biohazardous materials.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C.I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A.I will Appear and act as a professional
R.I will Respect all individuals
E.I will Extend myself