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The primary responsibility is to maintain the lab's compliance with animal research guidelines (IACUC, AAALAC, ARCH). The lab has a sizable mouse colony, a large percentage of which require special care.
Breeding and genotyping experimental mice for projects in the lab. Data collection from large mouse groups.
Data generated is used for weekly lab presentations, which are alternated with journal article presentations.
Performing routine and highly specialized or unique laboratory experiments for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. Performing and devising specialized experiments and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
Providing input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques. Evaluating research data and initiating alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
Calculating, graphing and compiling data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; performing statistical analyses. Undertaking quality assurance of research techniques. Calibrating, troubleshooting and performing repair of maintenance equipment. Evaluating and recommending new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures. Assisting other lab personnel with the use of specialized equipment and techniques within the lab.
Training and providing guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests. Monitoring the sterilization of glassware, media and reagent making and other laboratory processes.
Preparing articles and papers on specialized techniques.
Staying abreast in safety procedures, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious, corrosive, radioactive and toxic substance, regulations in the lab to adhere to new Hospital and federal mandates.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related field. Master's preferred.
Experience working with mice is required, and desire to gain in vivo experience is a must.
Proficiency in basic techniques like PCR.
Experience with procedures such as breeding, genotyping, blood collection, non-survival tissue collection, IP injection, oral gavage, etc.
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 including assigning and distributing work, coaching, training and enforcing policies.
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, cell phone plan discounts 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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.