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Beth Israel Lahey Health Research Assistant III in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

The candidate will work in an established basic science laboratory dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanism of chronic kidney disease. The laboratory utilizes a broad range of technologies, including human genetics, cellular assays, mouse and rat models. The lab also uses innovative techniques involving induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells engineering, organ-on-chips, mass spectrometry, and advanced microscopy. A successful candidate will have a strong interest in learning and applying these techniques toward bettering understanding kidney disease. Prior experience with animal studies is required.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs routine laboratory tests (i.e.: cell culture, immunohistochemistry, molecular assays, Western blotting, protein purification, ELISA, etc) and synthesizes and interprets results.

Maintain mouse or rat colonies and perform surgical preparation for animal studies. Prior experience with animal studies is required.

May prepare written and/or verbal reports on status of research and the technical procedures used, including statistical and graphic summaries of findings and possible conclusions.

May be involved in preparation of abstracts or papers.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Engineering, Physiology, Life Science or a related scientific field. Master's degree preferred in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science or a related scientific field

1-3 years related work experience required.

Bachelor's degree and two years experience or a Master's degree and one year experience.

Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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