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Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

52665BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-Allergy & ImmunologyAutoReqId:52665BRStatus: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. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Immunology and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Working as part of a team of scientists who focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, asthma and food allergy) in the laboratory of Dr. Raif Geha.

  • In vivo and in vitro experimentation with mice and isolated cells.

  • Preparing and running samples for flow cytometry.

  • Maintaining cell cultures and performing molecular and cellular assays.

  • Assisting with maintaining the mouse colony.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field (such as immunology, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry), and some lab experience, particularly with murine experimentation and husbandry.

  • The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

  • A comfort with animal handling and research.

  • Strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • The willingness to make a 2 year commitment.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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). Discover your best.

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