Research Study Technician , School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
16 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are sought for a position in a multi-disciplinary project combining cell biological, molecular biology and computational biology approaches to understand the relationship between genetic variability in bone tissue mineral density and how these genetic differences are translated into changes in bone tissue and cell gene expression, differences in bone cell biochemical activities and bone tissue properties. The project is an NIH-funded project, entitled “A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes.” You will work as part of a team including graduate students and several faculty. Assisting with technical aspects of experiments under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI).

Technician responsibilities are:

  1. management and coordination of orthopedic surgical specimen retrieval of bone and marrow with maintenance of the clinical data base for these specimens:
  2. Preparation of bone cell tissue cultures from the retrieved surgical specimens:
  3. Growth and cell assays of the cultured cell:
  4. RNA preparation and initial quality assays for bone tissue and bone cell RNAs:
  5. Ordering and resupply of necessary materials for the project:
  6. Coordinating Individual graduate student projects with these materials:
  7. With proficiency in your job an individual project area for your participation will be assigned. 

Required Skills

BS in biology and or biomedical engineering required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in at least two or more of the following research areas: basic laboratory skills, making solutions, cell culture, sterile technique, RNA preparation, qRT-PCR and biochemistry assays. Good working knowledge of Excel, MATLAB, SAS and simple programing skills in R, microarray experiments and /or RNA seq experiments are a plus to the consideration for the position.

Boston University is 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