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Senior Research Assistant at Joslin Diabetes Center

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Senior Research Assistant (Vascular Cell Biology)

Primary Purpose:
To gain mechanistic understanding of cellular and physiological responses to the metabolic environment and metabolic stress


  • Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and plans experiments under the guidance of the principal investigator and senior laboratory members.

  • Reads primary literature relevant to project

  • Conducts research experiments, maintaining appropriate records of study design and results

  • Evaluates research results, discussing project outcomes with laboratory personnel and reporting findings in manuscripts and grant progress reports

  • Presents at laboratory meetings and participates in journal clubs

  • Coordinates research project with other investigators in laboratory and with collaborators

  • Assists with initial lab set up, general laboratory supply and equipment maintenance

  • Willingness to carry out physiological analysis in mice and assist with maintenance of mouse colony


  • Bachelor or Masters in Biology or Biomedical Sciences

  • Minimum 2 years of experience or equivalent in molecular cell biology (PCR, qPCR, DNA and RNA extraction, immunoblotting, polysome isolation etc.)

  • Familiarity with animal handling and husbandry and maintenance of genetically modified mouse strains

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.