At Boston Children's Hospital, we strive to develop new treatments for pediatric disease. We are seeking a highly motivated and independent individual as a research assistant to join our basic and translational research group in the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital. The research assistant will be a member of a team that is developing novel therapies for inherited heart disease. Opportunities for advancement and clinical observation will be available.
This Research Assistant I/II will be responsible for:
Under immediate supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
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.
Performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research, while under immediate supervision.
Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.
Managing a colony of genetically engineered mice.
Developing protocols and performing experiments to model cardiac diseases with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) and genetically engineered mouse models.
Designing, producing and testing gene therapy vectors to treat inherited heart disease.
Maintaining excellent records of results and methodologies as well assisting in compiling and analyzing data.
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.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in biology, animal science, toxicology, pharmacology or a related field. A Master's degree is desired but not required.
At least 12 months of hands-on laboratory experience.
Experience with mammalian cell culture is highly desired.
Experience with mouse breeding and experiments is highly desired.
Intermediate laboratory skills including molecular biology, microscopy, and use of basic analytical equipment are required.
Excellent inter-personal skills and the desire to learn new skills are a must.
Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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).
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
Internal Number: 3080575
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.