Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001318
Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine - (21001318)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
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.
In collaboration with Principal Investigator develops and modifies techniques and protocols and provides input into research and analysis design. Works independently performing a wide range of specialized analysis and mathematical modeling techniques. Analyzes data, interprets results and assists in writing materials for publication and presentation. May supervise or provide work direction to others in the laboratory and helps manage laboratory analysis operations.
Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and 3-5 years of related analysis experience OR Master's degree and up to one year analysis experience.
Master's degree in science, engineering, or mathematics.
Knowledge of and experience with advanced analysis techniques and procedures, computer programming, data interpretation, and statistical analysis.
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.
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