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

56679BRTitle:Research Assistant IIIDepartment:Medicine-Molecular MedicineAutoReqId:56679BRStatus: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’re 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 seek a highly skilled and self-motivated individual with experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or other closely related field to join our research group.

The project is part of a multi-laboratory collaboration concerning new directions in influenza vaccine design. The research is at the interface of virology, immunology and structural biology.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.

  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed. Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner. Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures. Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents. Processes order for supplies and/or animals.

  • Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. 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 team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant research work experience or Masters degree in science field and 1 year of relevant experience.

  • Applicants should have the communication skills and motivation to work in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Experience with and good understanding of approaches and methods in molecular biology (PCR, molecular cloning, etc) and biochemistry (protein expression in heterologous systems, chromatography etc.) are pre-requisites.

  • Experience with tissue culture is desirable.

  • Work requires analytical skills to resolve problems requiring the use of basic scientific, mathematical, and technical principles.

  • Work will also require some administrative tasks (i.e. ordering stock reagents for the laboratory).

  • A two-year commitment is expected.

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

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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.

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Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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