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Boston University RESEARCH SPECIALIST III, School of Medicine, Microbiology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Griffiths group works to understand the molecular biology and pathogenesis of viruses that require maximum containment, including Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Ebola virus, and Marburg virus. This Research technician's work will involve the following:

  • Develops, validates, and qualifies assays for regulated (Animal Rule/GLP) studies (10%)

  • Performs and interprets data from assays associated with Animal Rule/GLP studies

  • Performs real-time data review of Animal Rule/GLP study data in both hard copy and electronic format and generates and maintains study notebooks according to institutional guidelines (15%)

  • Prepares documentation of data review findings and coordinates efforts to correct or clarify data within a specific time frame (10%)

  • Understands departmental, organizational, and study specific SOPs as well as the study protocol governing each active study and can apply knowledge of each to evaluate study data integrity (15%)

  • Assist or lead preparation of deviation reports and the completion of resulting corrective and preventative actions (20%) Assist or lead program improvement including identification of recurring deviations and/or gaps in the quality program and initiation or revision of SOPs related to the data review and QC processes followed for Animal Rule/GLP studies (15%) Participate in QA, sponsor, and/or regulatory agency (e.g. FDA) audits (5%)

  • Assist with equipment management

Required Skills

  • Bachelors with 5-8 years, or masters with 3-5 years of experience

  • Experience organizing and analyzing data evaluating clinical samples or efficacy of vaccines and therapeutics is desirable

  • Experience working in a Quality (GxP) environment is required

  • Must be able to pass health and security checks to permit work in a BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories with Tier 1 select agent viruses

    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, 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.

Required Experience