Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine - (20001154)
This job will be a Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant , depending on the experience of the candidate.
The faculty in MBM are united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development, and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.
Under supervision of the principal investigator, other lab members, and senior scientists in neighboring labs who are intimately familiar with the techniques required, the Research Assistant may conduct a variety of experiments using a variety of skills, which may include culturing bacterial and mammalian cells, performing fixed-cell and live-cell microscopy, making mesoscale and high-throughput measurements, and using microfluidic devices, quantitative image analysis, MATLAB and python programming, and machine learning. In these capacities, the Research Assistant will also record test results and analyze data using statistics. Our data-driven modeling requires use and development of custom code. Therefore the strongest candidates will have computer programming and quantitative analysis skills.
Bachelor's degree in science or engineering and 3-5 years of related laboratory experience OR Master's degree and up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Degree in science or engineering with experience in laboratory (bench) science
Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are critical.
Knowledge of MS Office products, statistical/quantitative analysis and computation is necessary.
Previous experience working with molecular biology and/or cell biology techniques are preferred.
Qualifications for a Senior Research Assistant; Master's degree in science and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field of research.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Occasional need to work beyond regular work hours, holidays, or weekends as experiments demand..
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Microbiology-Basic Sci/Medical
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2020, 12:10:41 PM
Internal Number: 20001154
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