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 (https://daley.med.harvard.edu), 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.