Research Assistant III, Inner Ear Sensory Cell Research (Full Time)
Boston, MA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description


Full Time, 40 hours per week with benefits and 50% off the MBTA pass.

The Indzhykulian Laboratory at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School studies the sensory cells of the inner ear using cutting-edge molecular genetic approaches and various high resolution electron microscopy techniques to gain basic science knowledge and develop gene therapy methods to treat hearing loss and blindness. For more details on the research directions please go to .

Role Details

We are looking for a Research Assistant to assist us across various projects in the laboratory. The candidate will be primarily responsible for: 1) regular handling of live mice for the purpose of setting up crosses, weaning litters, collecting tissue samples for genotyping, injecting anaesthetics and other drugs, 2) extracting, dissecting, processing and sectioning inner ear tissues, 3) detecting mRNA and proteins of interest by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, 4) preparing buffers and reagents for molecular biology, 5) gel electrophoresis and imaging, 6) acquiring images using epifluorescence and confocal microscopy, 7) assisting in general laboratory maintenance, including setting up of equipments, and organizing reagents and supplies. 8) various types of data analysis, including data annotation to aid in development of machine learning-based algorithms. Offering a broad exposure to standard techniques employed in a molecular neuroscience lab, this position is ideal for individuals seeking to pursue graduate studies in biomedical sciences or medicine.



  • Bachelor's degree with at least two years of relevant work experience required.
  • Comfort with handling live mice and performing procedures on anesthetized mice is a must.
  • Demonstrated abilities in relevant laboratory techniques with one or more years of experience in the stated techniques preferred. May be required to work with hazardous materials.
  • May occasionally be required to lift, move, and transport laboratory equipment.
  • The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has excellent organizations skills, can multi-task efficiently, and loves to learn new concepts and techniques related to studies of the nervous system.
EEO Statement

Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

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: Jan 4, 2022

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