Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts
56851BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:NeurologyAutoReqId:56851BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:
The F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital seeks a Research Assistant (RA 2 if more than 1 year of relevant experience, or RA 1 if 0-1 year of experience) to work in the Animal Behavior and Physiology Core (AB&P) Facility servicing Boston Children's Hospital and scientists from the external community.
The Research Assistant will report to the AB&P Manager and the Director of Behavior and perform independent experiments as well as provide experimental support and training to graduate students, post-docs and PIs as they use the equipment and facilities in the Core. Other responsibilities will include maintenance & troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, maintaining awareness of animal health and potentially providing surgical services to users of the AB&P. This position will give an ideal background for someone considering a basic science PhD requiring in vivo skills or for someone looking to work, grow and develop a long term career within an, academic in vivo laboratory setting.
BSc in Pharmacology, Physiology or related field required.
Excellent rodent handling skills are essential and the applicant must have experience of mouse phenotyping and behavioral testing.
Some experience with dosing compounds using a broad range of routes of administration is preferred although all necessary techniques will be taught.
Familiarity with a computing language such as python and/or software programs such as Matlab will be welcome. For the right candidate there may be the opportunity to acquire surgical skills.
The applicant must have a good understanding of animal health, be able to work independently, flexibly and to appropriate timelines.
Minimum of two year commitment is required.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
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:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular