RESEARCH ASSISTANT,SAR Sargent College, Physical Therapy/Athletic Training (4283)

Boston University

United States

October 15, 2021


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Job Description

Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is one of the countrys leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences. Home to more than 1300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, Sargent College combines outstanding faculty and cutting-edge research to provide superb education and clinical experiences. The college has more than 25 on-campus research facilities, clinical centers, and labs. It offers top- ranked degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition. The Research Assistant position is to 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 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 support a culture which celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas, which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students 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 Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree and 1.5 years of experience
  • Experience with handling of mice and the cellular and molecular research laboratory techniques mentioned above.
  • Proficiency in statistical analyses and graphics software.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

    Job Location

     BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

    Position Type