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Electrical / Computer Engineering Co-op

Boston University

Electrical / Computer Engineering Co-op

Boston, MA
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    We are seeking a bright and highly motivated individual for a Sr. Research Technician position in the laboratory of Dr. David Waxman in the Department of Biology at Boston University. We use in vitro, cell culture, and animal (mouse) models to study the pharmacology and preclinical therapeutic activity and mechanisms of action of both new and established anti-cancer drugs and treatment modalities. This position is ideal for an experienced individual looking for a full-time research laboratory position and who is interested in obtaining training in modern cancer pharmacology and therapeutics. Prior experience with mouse tumor models is essential.

    Primary duties include:

    • Carry out cell culture studies designed to evaluate preclinical activity and mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs, with a focus on breast cancer
    • Carry out in vivo mouse tumor model studies, including tumor cell growth and inoculation, monitoring tumor growth using various methods, and assessing impact of drug treatment. Some of this work will be carried out together with members of Dr. Darren Roblyers laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University
    • RNA isolation, qPCR analysis, sequence library preparation and data analysis for RNA-seq and other high throughput sequencing methods
    • Assistance with maintenance of database/inventory of specialized laboratory materials, supplies and records
    • Contribute to laboratory maintenance along with other lab members
    • Adherence to laboratory safety, biohazard and other guidelines
    • Training of new lab members in various techniques and mentoring rotating or early-stage graduate students and undergraduate students.
    • Ability to learn new experimental techniques and assays.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred. 3-5 years' experience required.

    "CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 apply here: http://www.bu.edu/hr/forms-documents/application-for-clerical-or-technical-promotion-or-transfer/ to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.”

    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.

    Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred. 3-5 years' experience required.

    "CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 apply here: http://www.bu.edu/hr/forms-documents/application-for-clerical-or-technical-promotion-or-transfer/ to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.”

    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.

  • Industry
    Education