At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. Join our acclaimed Division of Hematology/Oncology - Stem Cell and discover how your talents can change lives.
A full-time Bioinformatics Research Assistant I position is currently available with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital. The Zon lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Common experiments in the lab involve perturbing cells by adding chemicals or working with mutants to see how these alterations influence gene expression and chromatin conformation. Under the supervision of the lab's lead bioinformatician, you will learn how to perform a variety of widely-applicable computational analyses on the data from these experiments. The individual in this position will also learn how to create novel analysis pipelines to handle more complex biological questions. The lead bioinformatician will serve as an excellent, accessible mentor to you, providing resources and insight into the best practices for all analyses. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in continuing on to graduate school, medical school, and/or other professions involving computational biology.
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. Inventory supplies, alerting supervisor to needed supplies, or mixing standard reagents. Processing order for supplies and/or animals.
Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, 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.
Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree.
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
A two-year commitment is highly preferred.
BCH 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).
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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.