Research Assistant- T. Dohlman research
Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear is an international center for treatment and home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers. Mass. Eye and Ear is a member of Mass General Brigham and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. Learn more about our Mission, Vision and Values and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on our site.

Providing a safe environment for everyone is the core tenet of our Safe Care Commitment. Across Mass General Brigham, employees are doing their part to ensure that the hospitals, clinics, practices and office spaces across our system are safe and ready.

Mass. Eye and Ear physicians are located at our main campus in Boston, and at our suburban locations in the greater Boston and Providence areas, across 21 locations.

The Dohlman Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary seeks to hire a Full-time/ 40 hour per week highly motivated team player with excellent communication and organizational skills to join our laboratory as a Research Assistant. Our laboratory investigates the pathophysiology and management of corneal disease, with a specific focus on the relationship between the immune system and fibrosis.

The Research Assistant position involves both research and administrative responsibilities. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant conducts independent and collaborative research involving in vivo animal studies, flow cytometry, molecular biology, cell culture and histology. Administrative duties include maintenance of laboratory inventories and equipment and ordering research supplies. There will be the opportunity to present at scientific meetings and be an author on presentations and manuscripts.


  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, conduct collaborative and independent research involving in vivo animal studies, flow cytometry, molecular biology, cell culture and histology.
  • Complete appropriate training for each research project. Follow all Institute policies and procedures, attend annual training sessions and additional trainings as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of research findings and results in a detailed and up-to-date laboratory notebook.
  • Maintain a file of current, up-to-date protocols.
  • Participate in laboratory meetings and present findings.
  • Contribute to the development of the Laboratory's abstracts, posters, slide presentations and manuscripts by assisting with data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator with the preparation of and submission of animal protocols to the institutional animal care and use committee.
  • Complete animal training and stay up to date with all new animal protocols and procedures as needed.
  • Perform animal procedures and imaging on live animals (ie., slit lamp examination, optical coherence tomography (OCT), confocal microscopy).
  • Oversee the management of experimental animals (mice) and animal breeding.
  • Perform and/or coordinate the collection, processing and storage of experimental samples.
  • Maintain laboratory inventories: purchasing, chemical, animal, drug and biological materials.
  • Oversee maintenance of reagent and material storage, as well as sample storage.
  • Order materials for the laboratory as needed.
  • Attend seminars and symposiums for educational purposes.
  • Attend monthly Technical Staff Meetings to represent the laboratory.
  • Perform other laboratory related functions as needed.

  • Qualifications

    We are looking for highly motivated team players who possess 1) excellent organizational skills with the ability to carefully plan and perform experiments; and 2) excellent oral and written communication skills.

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with training/experience in any of the following areas: biology, cellular biology, molecular biology, immunology and/or regenerative medicine, but applicants at any stage of education/training will be considered. Prior experience with animal handling and experimental planning, as well as computer skills and data analysis skills, are helpful. A 1.5 to 2-year commitment is preferred.


    Work will primarily take place in a research laboratory setting, as well as within the Animal Facility. The position may involve exposure to bio-hazardous or toxic substances, as well as Blood Borne Pathogens.


    Possible lifting of 10 to 20 lbs.

    EEO Statement
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs

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