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 a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Critical Care Research and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Randolph Laboratory studies the immunobiology of critical illness in infants and children with a major focus on severe respiratory infections and sepsis. The ultimate goals are to identify why these children are more susceptible to life-threatening illness and to identify potential treatments to aid in their recovery. The research assistant will manage patient samples and assist in maintaining the existing large biobank of patient blood and respiratory samples. More information about our work can be found at www.picflu.org .
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Troubleshoots procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor. May suggest alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings. Performs techniques typically required for the laboratory/study. 2. Assists with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of experiments and procedures. Develops and troubleshoots new techniques specific to the lab. 3. Maintains accurate records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compiles and helps analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies. 4. Demonstrates basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows, residents and students. 5. Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
Minimum Education and Experience
Work requires 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. A Master's degree or additional certifications in Molecular Biology, Immunology and/or Genetics may substitute for some of the experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge. 2. Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 3. Experience with genomics, genetics, or molecular biology is preferred but not required. 4. Minimum commitment of two years.
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.
Internal Number: 2826786
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.