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

61979BRTitle:Research Technician IDepartment:Medicine-Infectious DiseasesAutoReqId:61979BRStatus: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.

One of our Labs in Infectious Disease is looking for a Research Assistant to join a team working on an exciting project team related to vaccine development against the common human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae and understand the mechanism of protection induced by vaccination. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, become involved in and learn cutting-edge microbiological and immunological techniques.

This Research Technician I will be responsible for:

  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory and murine experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.

  • Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.

  • Performing the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:

  • Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.

  • Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.

  • Sterilizing and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.

  • Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.

  • Processing order for supplies and/or animals.

  • Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.

  • Helping maintain murine colonies and assists in murine experiments.

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

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

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

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

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in STEM or Psychology

  • Willingness to work with/handle mice

  • Interest in immunology and vaccinology

  • The Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

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

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, including a flexible 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:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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