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

52543BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-GeneticsAutoReqId:52543BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Genetics-Genomics and discover how your talents can change lives.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.

  • Performing the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed. Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner. Sterilizing and cleaning glassware, preparing media and other materials using appropriate procedures. Inventorying supplies alerting supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents. Processing order for supplies and/or animals.

  • Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. Carrying out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.

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

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

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in science-related field (e.g. biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry etc) with courses that required labs.

  • Wet/bench lab experience strongly preferred (e.g. molecular techniques, tissue culture, western blotting, immunofluorescence etc.)

  • Experience with mouse work preferred (colony management etc.)

  • Must be communicative, team-oriented, diligent, reliable and capable of working independently

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, cell phone plan discounts 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