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The Shearer Lab is a newly established human genomics laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital. Our goal is to improve the lives of children with hearing loss. Current lab focuses include the use of exome, genome, and RNA sequencing to 1) improve our understanding of the physiology of hearing, 2) correlate genetics with speech and hearing outcomes in particular among cochlear implant users, 3) advance genetic testing for deafness using new sequencing technologies, and 4) establish diagnostic accuracy prior to proceeding with gene therapy. Human studies, mouse models, and in vitro experiments will all be used to achieve this goal. Given that the lab is in its foundation, there is great potential to grow and shape the direction of the lab and the field.
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and independent worker. The Shearer Lab is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and located across the street from Boston Children's Hospital in the Longwood Medical Area. We are physically located in the Center for Life Sciences and are part of Boston Children's Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement hearing research group that includes the Holt/Geleoc Lab and the Koehler Lab. This is large and active group with a track record of success in the field.
Principal Responsibilities and Growth Opportunities
Bioinformatics analysis: use of various in silico tools to perform genomics analysis.
Work closely with the department's biostatistician to create and prepare data collection, statistical reports, and analytical summaries for distribution to research team for review and analysis.
Prepare abstracts and manuscripts for submission to medical journals and national conferences.
If interested, can shadow PI and other physicians in clinic and operating room (OR).
Perform other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriately related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field and 1 year of relevant work experience OR.
Masters of Science in an appropriately related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field AND one year of relevant work experience.
Well-developed organizational skills in order to manage multiple projects at various stages of completion.
Advanced writing skills for preparing IRB submissions, abstracts, and drafting manuscripts.
Must be able to work autonomously.
A two-year commitment to the position is preferred.
International applicants must have a H-visa or green card to apply.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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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