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 a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Hematology/Oncology Division and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This position is located within the Center for Platelet Research Studies in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Center undertakes cutting edge basic, translational, and clinical research related to platelets. Major current interests of the Center are: development of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived platelets for transfusion into patients; the role of platelet function in the bleeding associated with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP); the role of platelet function in the bleeding associated with hemophilia; characterization of platelet subsets identified by high-dimensional analysis of mass cytometric data; development of novel platelet-related therapies for sickle cell disease; and antiplatelet therapy, including the development of novel antiplatelet agents.
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. Typical protocols include:
Flow cytometric analysis of platelet surface glycoproteins and biomarkers of platelet function in samples of human or animal blood.
Analysis of platelet function by light transmission aggregometry, whole blood impedance aggregation, and thromboelastography.
According to prescribed protocols prepare materials for single- and multi-center clinical trials; ship and receive materials related to clinical trials.
Inventory supplies and alert supervisor to needs; process orders for supplies.
Prepare stock solutions and reagents.
Attend courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. Carry out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
Summarize data using basic statistical analyses and graphing techniques.
Attend courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consult with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
To qualify, you must have:
The level of knowledge and skills typically acquired through recent completion of a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline, preferably with a GPA of >3.5.
At least 1 year of related research experience.
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.
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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.