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A full-time Research Assistant position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Annapurna Poduri, Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Genetics Program at Boston Children's Hospital. As a key component of the translational research of the Epilepsy Genetics Program, the Poduri Laboratory primarily utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model for epilepsy and associated conditions. We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist with the day-to-day tasks associated with a large, multi-stage project modeling candidate epilepsy genes in zebrafish, including the maintenance of over 100 transgenic zebrafish lines and performing related experimental procedures and data management, in coordination with other lab members.
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Generating, maintaining, and genotyping transgenic zebrafish lines, under supervision. Duties may include routine zebrafish husbandry, setting up breeding crosses, collecting and cleaning embryos, fin-clipping adult zebrafish for genotyping, and microinjection of zebrafish embryos.
Performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory procedures, including DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and other relevant procedures, as necessary.
Performing behavioral analysis of various zebrafish models.
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all zebrafish and lab work.
Communicating regularly with lab members to discuss experimental results and to collaborate on completion of tasks.
Participating in laboratory meetings and presentations.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Experience working with zebrafish in a research environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Preference will be given to highly-qualified applicants who can start as soon as possible. Some flexibility for occasional rotating weekend work is also desired. A two-year commitment is preferred, but not required. Our research lab has an excellent track record of previous research assistants who have gone on to graduate and medical school.
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.
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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.