Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Research Assistant (Immunobiology/Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2018 12:20 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Research Assistant (Immunobiology/Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology) will assist with experiments in a basic research lab with a focus on blood diseases and autoimmunity.


    Duties in this new lab will include performing experiments independently and as part of a team, as well as basic lab maintenance, and ordering supplies and genotyping and maintaining a mouse colony. Experiments will include working with mice, cells in culture, as well as basic molecular biology and biochemistry.


    • The successful applicant must be able to design experiments with appropriate controls and to interpret the derived data.
    • Genotype transgenic and knock-out mice using PCR
    • Perform flow cytometry to analyze and sort live cells
    • Maintenance of mouse colony, including breeding, weighing, and monitoring food intake and response to medication.
    • Lab support (ordering supplies, coordinating glassware washing, repairs, buffer preparation)
    • Accurate record-keeping and data storage
    • Assist PI and lab members in organizing and maintaining plasmids, antibodies, cell lines, etc.



    • B.S. in biochemistry, biology, molecular biology or related field.
    • Strong background in molecular and cell biology and/or biochemistry. 
    • Experience working with animals is preferred. 
    • Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a high level of motivation.




    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, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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