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Tufts Medicine Research Assistant II - Hamrah Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Overview

Under the supervision and direction of the Principal investigator, this position conducts research activities which include, but are not limited to, reviewing and summarizing literature, testing, data preparation and analysis, and assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

This Research Assistant II will also help with maintenance of the animal colony.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an Educational Related Program, relevant to research (preferred in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, or other bioscience program)

  2. Two (2) years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications :

  1. Master’s degree in a quantitative or scientific area of study.

  2. Three (3) years of academic, clinical, or scientific research in a medical setting.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Facilitates data collection and ensuring that all data is collected in a timely fashion, which includes identifying missing data and implementing data checks, as well as generation of reports.

  2. Performs tasks which may require familiarity with a variety of routine and specialized laboratory equipment. The Research Assistant will be provided the opportunity to advance their skills and to conduct research projects.

  3. Maintains and updates records, reports and files as required.

  4. Assists with preparation of abstracts, presentations, and publications as needed.

  5. Attends meetings as required, may be asked to take minutes.

  6. Performs literature searches either relevant to the project(s), else in pursuit of new techniques/ideas to expand relevant basic knowledge.

  7. Schedules meetings or study visits, as well as calendar maintenance. Logs work performed.

  8. Assists with the collection, storage, and shipping of biological samples.

  9. Maintains and updates records in accordance with IRB/WIRB and sponsor requirements.

  10. Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.

  11. Provides day-to-day guidance in conducting experiments to lower-level researchers.

  12. Assists with planning specific research procedures; develops and troubleshoots new techniques, which have been written up in the literature; proposes alternative experimental procedures to the principal investigator.

  13. Attends conferences and courses relevant to research topic.

  14. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.

Physical Requirements :

  1. Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 

Skills & Abilities:

A. JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Knowledge of Medical Terminology • Ability to perform data entry and retrieval • Knowledge of database management helpful • Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately essential. • Knowledge of the biological sciences, scientific principles, biological structure and lab techniques

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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