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

52016BRTitle:Research Assistant IIDepartment:NeurologyAutoReqId:52016BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:

The F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital seeks a Research Assistant II to work in the Integrated Behavior and Physiology Core (iB&P) Facility servicing the Boston Children's Hospital Research Community and scientists from the external community.

The Research Assistant will report to the iB&P Manager and the iB&P Director and perform experiments as well as provide experimental support and training to graduate students, post-docs and PIs as they use the equipment in the core facility. Other responsibilities will include maintenance troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, maintaining awareness of animal health and potentially providing surgical services to users of the iB&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 and a minimum of 1 year experience.

  • 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. 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.

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including 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