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Beth Israel Lahey Health Research Assistant II in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

The candidate will work in Dr. Di Feng’s lab on research projects to better understand mechanisms leading to chronic kidney disease and hypertension. The laboratory utilizes a broad range of technologies, including human genetics, cellular assays, mouse and rat models. The lab also uses advanced techniques involving induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells engineering, organ-on-chips, mass spectrometry, and advanced microscopy. The current job is ideal for candidates who want to gain more basic science research experience and skills prior to applying for graduate school.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs routine laboratory tests (i.e.: cell culture, immunohistochemistry, molecular assays, Western blotting, protein purification, ELISA, etc) and synthesizes and interprets results.

Maintain mouse or rat colonies. Prior experience with animal studies is preferred .

May prepare written and/or verbal reports on status of research and the technical procedures used, including statistical and graphic summaries of findings and possible conclusions.

May be involved in preparation of abstracts or papers.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Engineering, Physiology, Life Science, or a related scientific field required. .

1-3 years related work experience required.

Familiarity with basic laboratory instruments and equipment, computers (databases, spreadsheets, statistics) and scientific procedures.

Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled