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RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Sargent College, Physical Therapy/Ath Training (22500542830730)

Boston University

Job Description


The research assistant will assist the technical and non-technical aspects of laboratory work and support the ongoing biomedical research in the laboratory (studies on mice, skeletal muscle, bone, etc.) The individual works closely with undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The individual must have a good understanding of the scientific method in terms of conducting research projects with proper controls.

Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Participate in the ordering, tracking, and organizing of lab supplies, laboratory safety inspections, and laboratory maintenance.
  • General cellular and molecular laboratory techniques (e.g., Western Blot, RT-PCR), histology and immunohistochemistry, and mouse husbandry, handling, and animal performance testing.
  • Scientific responsibilities include collecting, recording, and analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, and participating in IACUC submissions, writing reports, posters, and manuscripts.

  • The Research Assistant will sustain and champion a culture of integrity and excellence which celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas and which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our community is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.

    Required Education: Bachelors degree required.

    Work Experience:

    • Experience with handling mice and the cellular and molecular research laboratory techniques mentioned above. Proficiency in statistical analyses and graphics software
    • 1.5 years of related experience is required.

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving and customer service skills

    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. 


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