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A Research Assistant I position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Manuel Leyva-Castillo at the Division of Immunology at Boston Children's Hospital. This position is ideal for candidates interested in basic immunology research. A two-year commitment is required.
The research assistant will work as part of a team of scientists who focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, asthma and food allergy). Responsibilities include but are not limited to in vivo and in vitro experimentation with mice and isolated cells, preparation and running samples for flow cytometry, maintaining cell cultures, and performing molecular and cellular assays. The research assistant will also assist with maintaining the mouse colony, so comfort with animal handling and research is a requirement.
The ideal candidate should be proactive, have strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. A degree in related fields (such as immunology, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry) strongly preferred. Previous laboratory experience, particularly with murine experimentation and husbandry is desired.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in STEM or Psychology required
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.
Please note: 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 unmatched benefits, including a flexible 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.
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.