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Research Assistant

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 6/25/2020
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will perform experiments and related research activities using approved protocols and techniques.
  • Performs experiments, as directed, including procedures and assays involving primary cells and established cell lines. Prepares reagents, cultures, vials, slides, etc. Communicates results of experiments to the PI and laboratory personnel.
  • Collects and processes samples from cell culture, blood, animal, or stored specimens using universal safety precautions. Ensures that prepared samples are stored according to protocol.
  • Ensures that data is collected, documented, and reported properly. Maintains accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Assists in data analysis and experimental protocol design and implementation, as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and place orders, as needed.
  • Monitors lab equipment to ensure they function properly. Arrange for service or recertification, as required.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by routinely autoclaving lab waste and experimental materials.
  • Reports all incidents, safety hazards, or accidents to PI or appropriate personnel.
  • Provides training and/or guidance to students who may be assigned to work in the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis.
  • Participates in lab meetings, journal clubs, and scientific seminars.
  • Performs other tasks, as directed.
  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
  • Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the hospital's goals and mission.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.

Req ID: 15719