Technical Research Assistant * Thoracic Surgery / 40 Hours / Day ? BWH Dept. Of Surgery

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

General Summary:

Working under the general supervision of Principal Investigator (or Research Manager), 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 separation and quantitation of labeled and unlabeled lipids by TLC, GC, and HPLC (Site specific examples here
2.Prepares and maintains tissue cultures.
3.May prepare radioactive and non-radioactive samples for lipid analysis.
4.Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics.
5.Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
6.Maintains supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
7.Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
8.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:

  • 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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The laboratory conducts thoracic cancer research using cancer cell-lines and human tissue/s (bloodborne pathogens). Universal precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times. The lab is a BL2 (Biolevel 2) safety environment.


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