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Our research is focused on studying progenitor cells in human and mouse skeletal muscle and on muscular dystrophy.
This RA will be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures including but not limited to running western blots, sorting of parasites and blood cells, DNA preparation & sequencing, setting up experiments, taking samples throughout the experiment, as well as every other day culturing, 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 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 to exchange information.
Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.
Histology and tissue sectioning, immunofluorescence microscopy, western blot, mouse husbandry.
Cell culturing, PCR and cloning.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Biology or related health science with labs.
Experience with 1 or more of the lab techniques mentioned in the job description
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.
Strong organizational skills
Interested candidates can also send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Emanuela Gussoni by email: Emanuela.Gussoni@childrens.harvard.edu
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).
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.