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Research Assistant

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Medical/Clinical Research Job ID: JR52092 Date posted: 05/20/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

_ This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research at Verstegen Lab. We investigate the neural circuits and brain centers that control bladder function, exploring how the central nervous system receives and interprets bladder signals and orchestrates physiological responses. Learn more about our work at
The ideal candidate would have experience with mouse colony maintenance and handling. Additional value would be gained from prior expertise with animal behavior testing, cardiac perfusion and tissue dissection, immunohistochemistry, and image quantification. Alongside the management of our mouse colony, you would be an integral part of a supportive and motivated team that uses calcium imaging, optogenetics, and RNA sequencing techniques.
Are you intrigued by the intersection of neuroscience and urology? Are you curious about animal research and like to work with mice? If so, this position might be perfect for you! Apply and share with us in a brief cover letter why you are interested in joining our team and advancing neuroscience and Neuro-urology research.
(Applications without a cover letter will not be considered).

Job Description:

Qualification and Competencies:

Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related scientific field required. • 0-1 years related work experience required. Experience with computer systems required, including web-based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Lab-specific Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Life science or related discipline is required
  • Previous lab experience is a plus
  • Motivated and eager to learn
  • Hard-working and organized
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability

Essential Responsibilities:

Lab-specific Responsibilities:

  • Mouse husbandry and transgenic mouse colony management
  • Conduct behavioral tests and analyze the results
  • Collaborate with team members to perform research experiments
  • Perform brain and spinal cord histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Maintain accurate electronic records of experimental data
  • Assist with data analysis using MATLAB.

Additional Job Description

Our lab offers a dynamic and collaborative environment, providing ample opportunities for learning and growth. We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic individual passionate about research and eager to contribute to our mission of understanding bladder control mechanisms and improving treatment options for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. A preference is given to candidates who can commit to a minimum of 2 years, allowing for deeper involvement in ongoing and new research projects. You will play a significant role in advancing the research goals and in making discoveries in the field of Neuro-urology.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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