TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT I / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH - INFECTIOUS DISEASE 8/20/2016

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Company
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3023441
AJE Ref #
575940213
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

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 using basic statistics. May perform literature searches under direction of supervisor.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tests following established methodologies. Routine tests may include measuring antibody levels in human and animal sera using ELISA, testing sera or antibodies in opsonophagocytic assays, enumerating bacteria in tissues of infected animals. Common laboratory activities include working with molecular biology tools to genetically engineer various bacterial strains, purification of antibodies, preparation of bacterial inocula for infection or immunization, anesthetizing mice for procedures such as throat culture and intranasal inoculation, collection of blood from mice, euthanasia and dissection of mice following immunization or infection, in vitro assays testing the properties of various immune antisera.
2.Maintains tissue cultures.
3.Records data, summarizes and analyzes results using basic statistics.
4.Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
5.Maintains inventory of supplies in accordance with departmental procedures.
6.Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
7.Performs other similar or related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree in a biological or physical science is required.
Can be a new graduate with relevant course or project work.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

1.Good organizational skills, detail oriented
2.Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data
3.Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work
4.Good interpersonal and communication skills
5.Ability to demonstrate professional

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The MCP ID lab is a secure facility that abides by OSHA guidelines. All employees are responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and productive working environment. The lab is designed to provide adequate space and resources for productive research.

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.

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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