Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I - Cardiovascular Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts

48910BRTitle:Research Assistant I - Cardiovascular SurgeryDepartment:Cardiovascular SurgeryAutoReqId:48910BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 Shift:DayJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. Join our acclaimed Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Research and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.The Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory comprises a multidisciplinary team of investigators involved in basic and applied research who are studying mechanisms of heart disease and new treatments for children with congenital heart defects.This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.

  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Mastering precise use of Standard Operating Procedures to collect human newborn, adult and elderly blood, conduct whole blood assays, isolate and cryopreserve peripheral blood mononuclear cells and autologous plasma for additional in vitro assays and conduct biomarker assays such as cytokine/chemokine multiplexing and ELISA.

  • Attends courses in safety procedures for handling.

  • Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I. Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.

  • Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.

  • Undergraduate experience in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry and hands-on lab experience are required.

  • attention to details, daily record keeping, writing skills, and overall organization.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.Office/Site Location:Boston