The Brigham and Women's Hospital remains at the forefront of cardiovascular research. The lab of Dr. Calum A. MacRae is looking for a highly-motivated technical research assistant to help unraveling the earliest hallmarks of atherogenesis using zebrafish as a readout model. Candidates should be able to conduct research in both an independent fashion and as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will be responsible for zebrafish husbandry, live imaging of the cardiovascular system upon perturbations and the reliable measurement of various physiological parameters. The successful candidate should be able to communicate clearly with her peers and discuss results and future directions with her supervisors in a concise manner. Experience with zebrafish or computational biology is desirable, but not essential. The position is available immediately. For more information about our lab, please visit our website (macraelab.bwh.harvard.edu and onebraveidea.org).
Under general supervision, performs a variety of laboratory experiments.
Collects data and analyzes results using basic statistics.
In collaboration with PI, establishes new and modifies existing research techniques.
Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
May perform literature searches and help prepare presentations and written articles for publication
BS in biology, chemistry or a related field required.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Good organizational skills, detail oriented
Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics
Ability to perform a variety of laboratory tests and prioritize work
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to demonstrate professionalism
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