The Horae Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for research associate positions. Under limited supervision, the responsibilities of research associates include but not limited to performing experiments and research specific experimental design, generating lab reports, and helping with data analysis and presentation, conducting experiments in molecular and cell biology (molecular cloning, nucleic acid purification, PCR/rt-qPCR, various blotting techniques, immunocytochemical staining, cell-based reporter assays, etc.), recombinant viral vector production, purification and quality control assays, maintaining mouse colony and performing mouse experiments (injection, sacrifice, dissection, immunohistochemical staining, microscopy using tissue sections, behavioral tests, etc.), preparing and managing animal study protocols for IACUC approval, documenting all research information under government and university guidelines, perform general lab maintenance functions, and other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum requirements include B.A./B.S. in scientific field and knowledge, skill sets and research experience in molecular biology, immuno-based assays, cell culture, animal research and colony management, tissue processing for immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy required. Outstanding organization and communication skills (both oral and writing) required. Position title and salary will be flexible and based upon educational background and experience.
A full list of Major Responsibilities as well as required qualifications is noted below. To be considered for this position please apply directly online by the link provided.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.