RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Tracking Code3805 Job Description

The Sam Lab is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and driven Research Technician with a strong passion for science to join our translational research program. The ideal candidate is a curious, driven, hardworking individual such as a recent graduate with an interest in pursuing a career in research or the medical fields. The Sam lab ( is a translational cardiovascular research laboratory at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine conducting state-of-the-art research that is centered on heart failure, cardiomyopathies and other cardiac diseases. Our lab includes human, animal and cell-based research. The successful candidate will be involved in both, lab management and research activities, supporting ongoing projects focusing on the regulation of the heart and other organs (fat, skeletal muscle, kidneys) in heart failure and pathway discovery. Experimental portion will include animal work, handling of biological samples, as well as using a wide range of molecular, biochemical, and cell-based techniques. The candidate will be expected to work independently with mentorship and supervision by senior faculty members in the lab and participate in lab meeting presentations.

  • Daily standard laboratory operations: maintaining and preparing reagents, supplies and work areas and equipment.
  • Lab organization: monitoring and ordering/replenish, inventory of supplies, maintenance of lab protocols up to date.
  • Animal care/ handling of rodent models of heart failure.
  • Routine lab experiments using common techniques performed in the lab (PCR, WB, ELISA) as directed.
  • Maintenance of detailed notebook of all work-related activities. This position demands commitment and proactivity and provides an excellent opportunity for scientific learning and those with an interest in cardiovascular research.
Required Skills

The ability to work within a team is essential as are strong work ethic and time management organizational skills. At minimum, an undergraduate degree (BA or BSc) is required. Prior lab experience is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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