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

48221BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-Hematology/OncologyAutoReqId:48221BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 Shift:DayJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Hematology/Oncology - Stem Cell and discover how your talents can change lives.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance with institutional and federal guidelines in health, safety and animal regulations.

  • Managing all animal related issues and be the contact person between the Daley lab and the animal research personnel at Boston Children’s Hospital.

  • Assisting with experimental procedures involving mice, including irradiation, cell transplantation, injection of compounds, as well as routine monitoring for health and surgical procedures.

  • Isolating cells and tissues from experimental animals, and prepare these cells for subsequent analysis by flow cytometry, molecular analysis, immunohistochemistry, cell culture or transplantation.

  • Culturing mammalian cells using sterile techniques.

  • Cellular analysis including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, DNA / RNA isolation, PCR, and other molecular biology techniques.

  • Maintaining accurate, detailed, and up-to date record regarding all procedures performed and results obtained.

  • Operating instruments such as flow cytometer, automated fluorescence microscope.

  • Ensuring safe laboratory practices and complying with institutional research guidelines.

  • Maintaining, updating and rewriting IACUC protocols.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline; MA or MS in these areas will also be considered.

  • Previous undergraduate or post-graduate lab experience, particularly with animal husbandry, and sterile technique and mammalian cell culture.

  • A willingness to work with animals and animal and human tissues.

  • Strong organizational, management and communication skills, and an ability to recognize and prioritize responsibilities.

  • The ability to work hard –independently as well as with others as a team in a productive manner.

  • A willingness to commit to two years.

The Daley laboratory (, a large multinational laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital, is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, conscientious, and detail-oriented individual to join our ongoing efforts to uncover the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell activation, blood development and malignant transformation. The successful candidate must be a quick learner who enjoys acquiring new skills and working as a team. In addition to providing technical research support to lab members, the position will also include maintaining our mouse colonies, managing all animal health- related issues, ensuring compliance with animal regulations, and being the contact person between the Daley lab and the animal research personnel at Boston Children's Hospital.

This is a great opportunity for a current research laboratory assistant, with a high level of experience with mouse work, who is interested in assisting with experimental procedures and having a management role on all mouse related issues.

Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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.

Office/Site Location:Boston