Research Assistant III, Full Time Scott Lab
Boston, MA 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description


Research Assistant III, Full Time (Scott), Full Time with benefits, and 50% off the MBTA pass.

Under general supervision of the laboratory manager, the Research Assistant III performs diagnostic genetic testing, equipment maintenance, solution and reagent preparation, monitors inventory in addition to other tasks in a highly complex clinical diagnostic laboratory. The technologist performs a wide range of diagnostic lab procedures in a timely manner with high degree of accuracy and precision and with an understanding of theory behind tests and procedures.

Role Functions

  1. Following laboratory SOPs and with close attention to detail, carry out a wide range of moderate to complex genomics techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction, next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation/target enrichment, microarrays, and Sanger sequencing for diagnostic-based genetic analyses.
  2. Operate and maintain lab equipment such as sequencers, thermal cyclers, ultra-centrifuges and other scientific equipment related to diagnostic testing.
  3. Accessioning of patient samples into clinical laboratory databases.
  4. Collect, analyze and interpret results. Record quality control metrics.
  5. Perform key experiments to develop and validate new methods and protocols to add to diagnostics testing menu.
  6. Review and write reports, protocols and SOPs.
  7. Meticulous record keeping and to be able to follow CLIA/CLIA-like standard.
  8. Carry out troubleshooting experiments as needed.
  9. Take routine laboratory responsibilities and comply with lab quality control policies and procedures. Pro-actively determine appropriate corrective action and follow up.
  10. Provide functional guidance and immediate supervision to lower level technical personnel.
  11. May teach moderately difficult to complex lab techniques to students and fellows.

Please contact in addition to applying with the link below if you are interested in applying for this position.



  • BS/MS degree in life science with 3 years minimum of relevant molecular biology lab experience including NGS.
  • Experience with DNA extraction, Sanger sequencing and/or NGS (Illumina platform) highly desired.
  • Expertise in use and programming of automation is a plus.
  • Organized, methodical, and attention to detail required.

Please indicate whether you are authorized to work for any company in the United States, whether you have a work permit and if you do have a work permit, what type it is.

Working Conditions

Laboratory environment with designated desk, phone lines and computer.

Physical requirements

Consistent with standard office environment.

HIPAA Privacy Training and Sanctions

All employees who have access to health information whose confidentiality is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the group health plan's policies and procedures that impact on their job duties. Training on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plan's health information policies and procedures under the direction of the institution's privacy officer is a pre-requisite for this position.

Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

This description is intended to indicate essential tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, or control the work of staff members under their supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned but that are of similar kind or level of difficulty

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
Posted Shift Description: M-F Days
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MEI Ophthalmology Research
Job Posting: Aug 18, 2022

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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