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RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT, School of Medicine, Vascular Biology

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT, School of Medicine, Vascular Biology

Tracking Code24500464920508Job Description

Position: Research Technical Assistant
Type: Part-time (24 hours/week, 3 days/week)

Responsibilities:

Laboratory Work: Assist in conducting routine experimental procedures in cardiovascular research, including but not limited to, sample preparation, histology, cell culture, molecular biology techniques, and data collection. Animal Colony Maintenance: Maintain and manage the laboratory's animal colonies, including feeding, housing, monitoring health status, and assisting in the breeding and genotyping of experimental animals.

Equipment Maintenance: Ensure laboratory equipment is well-maintained and calibrated and assist in organizing lab spaces and materials for efficient workflow.

Data Entry and Analysis: Record experimental results accurately, maintain research databases, and assist in basic data analysis under the supervision of senior researchers.

Compliance: Follow all laboratory protocols, including biosafety and ethical guidelines, in conducting research and managing animal colonies.

Required Skills

research and managing animal colonies.

Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree in life sciences or a related field is preferred.
Skills: Basic laboratory skills including pipetting, microscopy, and knowledge of laboratory safety protocols. Experience in maintaining animal colonies is highly desirable.
Time Management: Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and handle multiple assignments within the 24-hour work week.
Communication: Strong communication skills to report findings and collaborate with lab members effectively.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Dr. Hans laboratory at jingyanh@bu.edu This job offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a research-intensive environment and contribute to advancing knowledge in cardiovascular research.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time

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