FW: Position Vacancies Gilbert, Diane 18 Jun 1998 09:32 EST

We would like assistance from colleagues to locate interested grants and
contracts specialists, ERA Managers and research technicians; currently more
available positions than qualified candidates, especially  in Boston's tight
labor market.  Please refer all interested applicants to:

Diane C. Gilbert, CRA
Director, RSGA
Boston Medical Center
818 Harrison Avenue, Administration Building
Boston, MA  02118


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (full descriptions mailed or faxed upon request):

Will be responsible for pre-and post-award grants administration duties.
 Newly reorganized Research and Service Grants Administration with over $108
million of federal, state, city, foundation and industrial support, and
growing.  Looking for individuals interested in working in a creative,
challenging, evolutionary environment, poising itself for 21st century
research administration.  Public Health background/interest most welcomed.
 Learn a lot and enjoy it.

Will have primary responsibility for all areas related to ERA, including
developing strategy for selecting and implementing the best electronic
systems for Boston Medical Center's Research and Service Grants
Administration, providing support to RSGA staff for computer-related issues,
including training, and evaluating current electronic administrative
systems, both hardware and software.  Serve as RSGA liaison to institutional
IS department.  Preference given to individuals with strong systems
background and some knowledge of research or service programs
administration.  Grants and contracts specialists with strong computer and
project management skills welcome.

Position Title:                    Position Code:
Research Assistant            RS30

Department:                   Exempt Status:
Medicine-Gastroenterology               Non-Exempt


Job Purpose:
The position is in a laboratory devoted to examining the regulation of
gastrointestinal peptides at the molecular level.  The individual will be
responsible for executing a wide variety of molecular biological techniques.

 The individual will also be responsible for general laboratory maintenance
and the ordering of supplies.

Principal responsibilities and Performance Standards:
1.  Under supervision, performs a wide variety of routine  procedures,
including but not limited to the preparation of plasmid DNA, genomic  DNA,
and RNA, Northern and Southern blots, DNA cloning and sequencing, cell
culture, transfections, reporter assays and RIAs.

2. Utilizes equipment including microbalance, high speed- and
ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometer, electrophoresis equipment, luminometer,

scintillation counter, and gamma counter.

3. Maintains accurate experimental records and performs routine computation
of data.

4. Responsible for maintaining laboratory stock solutions.

5.  Responsible for keeping inventory of laboratory supplies and preparing
supply requisitions.

6.  Performs all other duties/responsibilities as directed.

Bachelor of Science degree in a biological science or related field.

0-5 years experience in a research laboratory environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be able to prioritize work.

Must possess good analytical skills.

Requires good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently

Prior research experience a plus but not necessary.

Must be willing to work with small animals.

Normal laboratory environment.  May be exposed to radioactive and other
hazardous materials, under controlled conditions.