Research Assistant II / BWH Newborn Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Working independently, under general supervision, executes protocols involving a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory experiments at a professional level. Develops modification of existing techniques, as appropriate. In collaboration with other members of the research team, gives input to the development of design protocols. Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using statistical techniques.


Independently (after training) performs routine and non-routine experiments which are moderate to complex. Experiments may include specific assays, tissue culture, histology and microscopy, as well as PCR, Western blots, gel electrophoresis.

Calculate, transcribes and analyzes data using advanced statistical techniques.

Maintains long-term tissue cultures of cell lines and monitors cells for viability and contamination.

Performs literature searches and helps to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.

In collaboration with PI or Research Manager, establishes new and modifies existing research techniques.

Coordinates schedule of tests and procedures.

Coordinates lab activities such as infection control, radiation safety, and bio-safety activities.

Coordinates the implementation, both internally and externally, of sponsored clinical research studies.

Develops, organizes, and/or maintains detailed research databases. May use programs such as excel and REDCap. Responsible for data validation and quality control.

In conjunction with Research Manager/Principal Investigator, develops and implements new research protocols including design, data collection systems and institutional review board approval.

Recommends changes to research protocols and manages modifications to institutional review board protocols.

Performs basic laboratory testing on human blood and urine samples after training.

Orders lab supplies and equipment as necessary.

Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues. Attends meetings as required.

All other duties as assigned.


  • B.S. in biological/physical science

  • Must have at least one year experience in a bench research setting.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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