Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 20001152
Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine - (20001152)
The faculty in MBM are united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development, and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.
Work in collaboration with the senior investigator in the host laboratory. S/he works independently to participate in or lead a portion of a research project or projects. The research associate contributes ideas and suggestions to the research effort, operates independently and publishes papers in collaboration with the senior investigator. This individual may have other responsibilities in the laboratory such as supervision of staff, training of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, grant proposal writing, writing papers, etc. Research in the host lab is focused on quantitative biology, bacterial cell physiology, drug persistence and resistance, drug regimen design, imaging, mathematical modeling, signal transduction, and methods development. The focus area is tuberculosis.
Perform scientific research and quantitative analysis as a professionally responsible member of the research team. Carries out independent research and may lead a portion of the project. Is responsible for problem exploration and definition, planning of the approach and sequence of steps, execution of experiments or studies, interpretation of findings, and documentation of results and may lead others in this effort. Keeps current with developments in the scientific field.
Publish results and author papers in collaboration with the senior investigator. May present findings at meetings.
Participates in other laboratory responsibilities such as supervision and/or training of research technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; development of grant proposals; etc.
3-5 years' experience in a Research Associate position.
PhD, MD, DVM, DDS, DMD or equivalent Doctoral degree.
Experience with laboratory techniques in quantitative cell biology. Examples including imaging, use of microfluidics, high-throughput and multi-dimensional assays, and development of reporters.
Expertise in data-driven modeling, machine learning, image analysis, mathematical analysis, statistics, and computer programming.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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