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 firstname.lastname@example.org POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (full descriptions mailed or faxed upon request): GRANTS AND CONTRACTS SPECIALISTS: 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. ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION MANAGER 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. RESEARCH TECHNICIAN ________________________________________________________ Position Title: Position Code: Research Assistant RS30 Department: Exempt Status: Medicine-Gastroenterology Non-Exempt Date: 6/98 _____________________________________________________________________ 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. QUALIFICATIONS: 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. WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal laboratory environment. May be exposed to radioactive and other hazardous materials, under controlled conditions.