Technical Research Asst I/Endocrine/full time/days
Brigham & Women's Hospital
 Boston, MA

Working independently under the general supervision, executes protocol involving variety of routine and non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures at a professional level. Participates in the design and modification of research protocols under Laboratory Director Supervision. Will be working with research animal or cell culture. Composes and may present sections of research reports, manuscripts or grant application. Performs advanced data analysis using advanced statistical techniques. Coordinates laboratory activities and undertakes quality assurance programs. Will be responsible for orientating and training staff. Will be able to analyze results on her/his own. Technician reports directly to Laboratory Director.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under the Supervision of Principal Investigator, designs and performs research laboratory experiments in the field of gonadotropin regulation, including:
  1. Preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA
  2. Isolation and analysis of proteins including electrophoresis, transfections, etc.
  3. Preparation and analysis of tail DNA of mice.
  4. Mouse handling, monitoring and surgical procedures
  5. DNA sequencing and methylation studies.
  1. Record data, analyzes and summarizes results. Utilizes computer spread sheets and graphics to prepare data plots and figures.
  2. Prepares and maintain laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
  3. Maintain supplies and inventory, and maintain established departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  4. Assist in the training of new lab members.
  5. Discusses program, regularly with Principal Investigator.
  6. Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed.

Working independently under the general supervision, executes protocol involving variety of routine and non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures at a professional level. Participates in the design and modification of research protocols under Laboratory Director Supervision. Will be working with research animal or cell culture. Composes and may present sections of research reports, manuscripts or grant application. Performs advanced data analysis using advanced statistical techniques. Coordinates laboratory activities and undertakes quality assurance programs. Will be responsible for orientating and training staff. Will be able to analyze results on her/his own. Technician reports directly to Laboratory Director.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under the Supervision of Principal Investigator, designs and performs research laboratory experiments in the field of gonadotropin regulation, including:
  1. Preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA
  2. Isolation and analysis of proteins including electrophoresis, transfections, etc.
  3. Preparation and analysis of tail DNA of mice.
  4. Mouse handling, monitoring and surgical procedures
  5. DNA sequencing and methylation studies.
  1. Record data, analyzes and summarizes results. Utilizes computer spread sheets and graphics to prepare data plots and figures.
  2. Prepares and maintain laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
  3. Maintain supplies and inventory, and maintain established departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  4. Assist in the training of new lab members.
  5. Discusses program, regularly with Principal Investigator.
  6. Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed.

BS OR BA

New graduate with relevant course or project work

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Computer skills (intermediate level) including word processing and spreadsheet applications required.

Must be extremely organized and capable of working under pressure.

Be flexible to adjust schedule in accordance with the needs of the department.

Ability to identify potential or on-going problems and help develop solutions to such problems.

Must have the ability to work independently.

Must possess initiative.

Must possess good interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with co-workers, research investigators, other hospital personnel, and external contacts.

Must have basic computer experience.

Must be able to function as a team leader under difficult or stressful situations.

Must be able to work with mice on a daily basis.

Ability to commit to a minimum of two years of contract.