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

50165BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-GeneticsAutoReqId:50165BRStatus: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 Genetics – Research and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

Our laboratory is focused primarily on improving the understanding of the underlying genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders. We approach these questions using a combination of clinical and evolutionary methodologies including the following specific areas. First, development of new methodologies which examine mutations often missed by traditional genetic testing. Second, rigorous large-scale genetic data generation and functional testing of coding and regulatory mutations. Third, evolutionary analysis of coding and noncoding regions regulating human neural development.

We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in human genetics, specifically related to neurodevelopmental disorders and brain malformations.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Under general supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research.

  • Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment.

  • The analysis of data generated by this equipment.

  • Participating in laboratory and Departmental meetings and presentations.

  • Immersing into both their own projects but will also work closely with a postdoctoral fellow.

  • Assisting other laboratory members as needed.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.

  • Experience in working in a molecular biology lab.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

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