The Research Assistant (Genetics and Epidemiology) will be involved in exciting research projects aimed to find the genes for type 2 diabetes and its cardiovascular complications.
We are seeking a self-motivated and independent worker who is capable of conducting an independent research project but also of working in a collaborative team.
Responsibilities include performing molecular genetic techniques (DNA extraction, PCR, DNA cloning, mutation screening, manual and automated genotyping), participating in lab management, and monitoring laboratory safety. The successful candidate will also assist in completing projects for the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping Core (MPGC). MPGC provides services to Joslin and the Harvard community including, but not limited to DNA extraction, preparation of DNA aliquots from the Core’s repository, SNP genotyping, and next-generation sequencing library preparation.
Ability (or able to learn and become proficient) in DNA extractions
Ability (or able to learn and become proficient) in PCR and SNP genotyping
Ability (or able to learn and become proficient) in NGS library preparation
Able to monitor general lab safety, biohazard material usage and ensure proper disposal of lab wastes
Joslin Diabetes Center is 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 status protected by law.