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A Research Assistant position in Dr. Gregory Priebe's laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School is available immediately for studies of bacterial genomic diversity, bacterial pathogenicity, and vaccine development. The Priebe lab utilizes a variety of experimental approaches, including mouse models of infection, microbiology, microbial genomics, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, and systems biology.
The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Performing a variety of laboratory tests and procedures, such as bacterial culture and DNA extraction, cell culture and associated assays, recombinant protein expression and purification, T cell isolation and phenotyping using flow cytometry, and mouse infection studies.
Managing laboratory, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies, maintaining and genotyping mice, and dissecting mice.
Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed, as well as maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.
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.
To qualify, you must have...
Bachelor's degree in Biological Science and some lab experience.
Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greets visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees.
Commitment of 2 years highly desired
This position involves conducting experiments as well as general laboratory maintenance responsibilities. This position will require working with bacterial pathogens and with mice.
The ideal candidate will have had previous experience in infectious diseases research and possess excellent time-management, communication, and interpersonal skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in exploring a career in science or medicine or for an experienced technician interested in disease-related projects.
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 offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including 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). 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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