Research Assistant I - Head and Neck Cancer Research (Saladi Lab)
Boston, MA 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

The Research Assistant Position in the Saladi lab and the overall responsibilities involve helping in the head and neck cancer research project.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  1. Perform molecular biology experiments including PCR, western blotting
  2. Maintain and grow cell lines
  3. Organize and maintain biorepository databases as tumor specimens are collected or used, including maintaining an inventory database.
  4. Processes and stores tumor specimens for future molecular analyses following standard protocols.
  5. Oversees maintenance of -80 freezer for long-term storage of blood specimens. This involves on call responsibilities in the event of after hour freezer failures.
  6. Performs administrative duties such as ordering and maintaining equipment, supplies inventory, and other materials used for the research repository.
  7. Participates in appropriate training for research projects.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Position requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in the biological or physical sciences. Knowledge of graphics, spreadsheets and other software packages (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) helpful along with basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, Western blotting isolation of plasmids and some experience in cell culture.

Individual must possess strong quantitative, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills. Must have the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple job tasks, to complete responsibilities within timelines, and to work independently as well as part of a team.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs

Primary Location: MA-Boston-MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
Work Locations:
MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
243 Charles Street
Boston 02114
Job: Research - Other
Organization: Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MEI Otolaryngology
Job Posting: Aug 10, 2021


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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