Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

Title Research Assistant I

Department Cardiology

Job Posting Description 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 Department of Cardiology and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the research projects of postdoctoral fellows in heart development, disease, and regeneration.

  • Working with mouse models of heart disease and regeneration and being responsible for animal husbandry.

  • Utilizing molecular, cellular, and histological techniques, including cloning, PCR,qRTPCR, western blotting, cell culture, and histology to characterize the mouse models.

  • Under general supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, 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.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field, and some lab experience.

  • The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

  • A suitable background in biology, and the ability to be meticulous, independent, reliable.

  • The ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet 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. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.

  • Prior laboratory experience is desirable.

About The lab:

The Pu Lab is interested in the regulation of gene expression in heart development and heart failure. We seek to apply our

understanding of heart development towards regenerative approaches to congenital and acquired heart disease. The research assistant will work with postdoctoral fellows to investigate causes and potential treatments for heart disease using stem cell and mouse models.

Boston Children’s Hospital 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, 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.

Status Full Time

Standard Hours per Week 40

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