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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.

Requirements:

  • 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

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