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

61251BRTitle:Research Assistant IDepartment:Critical CareAutoReqId:61251BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description: At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we are committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included. We are looking for a research assistant excited about translational research to join the Daniel Anderson/Robert Langer lab at the Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, MIT to support research projects on developing medical devices for treating diabetes. This is a highly interdisciplinary project at the intersection of device engineering, materials science, and molecular biology; and involves multiple collaborations. This is a great opportunity for engineers interested in gaining research experience in an interdisciplinary area combining engineering with translational research before applying for graduate/medical school.

The candidate will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Siddharth Krishnan, and interested applicants should email Dr. Krishnan at skrish@mit.edu with a CV and a brief description of their interests. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs fabrication and testing of devices (under direction) using a variety of laboratory protocols and equipment.

  • Records results accurately and troubleshoots procedures.

  • Maintain mammalian cell lines, and perform biomolecular assays (ELISA, qPCR, western blots, and others).

  • Perform work that includes microfabrication, engineering and electrical/electronic testing of device platforms.

  • Performs animal work that involves surgery, regular bleeds, blood glucose measurements, etc.

  • Keeps accurate logs of all experiments performed and communicates findings to supervisor.

  • Attends courses in safety procedures.

  • Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.

  • Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.

  • Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.

  • Contributes to the teamwork within and between departments and organizations.

    Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological/ Chemical/ Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or any closely related field, and previous lab experience.

  • Staff will be trained to use the relevant techniques. Previous experience with some of the following techniques would be advantageous;

    -microfabrication or microfluidics -mammalian cell culture -biomolecular assays (ELISA, Western Blot, RNA extraction, qPCR, confocal microscopy) -Animal work (surgery, bleeding, blood glucose measurements, necropsy)
  • Ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

  • Ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments and keep accurate records of procedures in the lab.

    Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits.

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:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular