Technical Research Assistant I /Bwh Neurology / Day / 40 Hours

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

The successful candidate will join a well-established and energetic neurobiology laboratory focused on the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, with an emphasis on gene involved in familial forms of the disorder. Working under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (and a postdoctoral fellow), 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 SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, various modes of microscopy.
2.Prepares and maintains tissue cultures including stem cell derived neurons.
3.Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics.
4.Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
5.Maintains supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures (organizes and oversees the ordering of general lab supplies).
6.Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
7.All other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS in a biological/physical science required.

New graduate with relevant course or project work

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
1.Good organizational skills, detail oriented
2.Sound degree of computer literacy
3.Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics
4.Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work
5.Good interpersonal and communication skills
6.Ability to demonstrate professionalism

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Will be required to stock and organize lab supplies on tall shelves and cabinets. Feeding/maintaining stem cells on weekends may be involved.



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Technical Research Assistant I /Bwh Neurology / Day / 40 Hours

Brigham And Women's Hospital