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

48215BRTitle:Research Assistant IIDepartment:Medicine-EndocrinologyAutoReqId:48215BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 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 the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Endocrinology and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Research Assistant II will be responsible for:

  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Troubleshooting procedures for effects of heat, humidity, and contamination if test results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor. Suggesting alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings. Performing techniques typically required for the laboratory/study.

  • Assisting with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of tests and procedures. Developing and troubleshooting new techniques.

  • Maintaining records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compiling and analyzing data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.

  • Demonstrating basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows, residents and students.

  • Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.

  • The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Work requires experience with Unix, Python, and/or R.

  • Work requires strong quantitative skills.

  • Experience and/or coursework in statistics strongly desired but not required.

Dr. Chan’s research group seeks to understand conditions that affect reproductive endocrine development in children using human genetic approaches. These conditions include delayed puberty, in which puberty starts atypically late, and disorders of sex development, in which gonadal and/or genital development is atypical. Current projects involve extracting DNA from blood and saliva, preparing DNA samples for sequencing, analyzing genetic data using bioinformatic tools, and performing in vitro studies to assess the functional impact of genetic variants.

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). 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.Office/Site Location:Boston