Senior Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001312
Senior Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine - (21001312)
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.
Plans, organizes, and conducts highly independent research project(s), including designing, testing, and evaluating methodologies and protocols. Analyzes and organizes data and data collection systems, interprets and summarizes results, and writes materials for publication and presentation. Manages laboratory analysis operations, including oversight of coding practices, mathematical modeling, and rigor of analysis; trains and supervises laboratory staff and evaluates work.
Master's degree engineering, math, or science and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field of research.
Experience managing and directing advanced applied analysis techniques to complex data.
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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