Technical Associate I, TAL Research Group

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 23-Nov-23

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 23470

Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Biological Engineering, to support research on a murine infection model of Lyme disease. Will investigate--alongside other researchers--the interaction between the bacteria and the female reproductive tract to get insight into the pathophysiology of patients with Bb infection. The murine model system will be used to study how uterine pathology compares or correlates with the development of other manifesting pathology. The main responsibilities will include performing techniques in vivo Bb infected mouse model, including infecting mice with Bb, cage changes, handling Bb infected mice, takedowns, and blood/organ/tissue collection; processing/digesting and preparing samples and cell staining for FACS and histological based analysis; performing data analysis, summarizing and documenting research findings, and presenting them in laboratory meetings using Excel and PowerPoint; attending team meetings; preparing data and experimental results and updates, planning for the following week, and assisting with any long-term issues that must be addressed; documenting all protocols and experimental details; maintaining the laboratory's CAC protocol; and performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S./B.A. in biology, or a related discipline; at least two years of relevant laboratory experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to follow complex instructions, multitask, and carefully document work in written records; solid organizational and planning skills; self-motivation; attention to detail; good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PREFERRED: experience with in vivo mouse model techniques, infectious diseases, bacteria, tissue/cell culture, survival surgeries in mice, gynepathology, uterine diseases, sex differences, Flow Cytometry, FlowJo, and Prism. Job #23470
Occasional night and weekend work and local travel may be required.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

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