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Baystate Health Research Lab Assistant - Per diem - (10-15 hrs per week) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary Description:

This position is accountable to the Supervising Scientist (PI) at Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI). The laboratory technician will train with the PI and others in the lab to perform histological analyses, cell culture, assorted cell and molecular biological techniques and animal work if needed. S/he will need to perform basic tasks to keep the lab clean and organized and to carry out experimental techniques after being trained by the PI. The description covers the essential functions of the position. The incumbent is expected to perform similar and related duties as assigned.

Adheres to system and department compliance policies, and any and all applicable laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

1) Assist in the generation of data for manuscripts and grants as needed.

2) Organize and clean the lab per protocol.

3) Perform base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. micro pipetting, diluting, tissue sectioning and staining, etc.).

4) Maintain and manipulate mouse colonies (i.e. changing bedding, breeding, weaning, injecting, following experimental models, performing a necropsy, etc.).

5) Learn and develop new methods and protocols.

6) Keep a careful notebook containing details of daily experiments/activities.

7) Add to the lab protocol book as new techniques are developed and improved.

8) Interact with other institute personnel as necessary to perform duties.

Qualifications

Minimally Required Education:

High School Diploma/ GED

Preferred Education:

2 years of college working towards a Bachelor's Degree

Minimally Required Experience:

None Required

Preferred Experience:

None Required

Skills/Competencies:

Excellent time management skills; plan and handle multiple projects and priorities under deadline

High attention to detail; perform tasks with accuracy, efficiency, and excellence

Experience working both independently and in a team environment

Knowledge of base-level mathematics

Working knowledge of laboratory methods (i.e - sterile technique, cell cultures, histology, animal handling, assays, etc.)

Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal

Professional working demeanor

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At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

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Education:

Bachelor of Science: Biology (Required)

Certifications:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ab out Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield

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