A position is available in the Oyoshi lab in the Division of Immunology at Boston Children's Hospital, to participate in studies of allergic pathogenesis. This position is ideal for an individual interested in a career in biology, biochemistry, or medicine. We have established murine models of atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis. These are being used, together with targeted mutants to define mechanisms of induction of allergic responses and eosinophil recruitment. We use a range of biochemical assays and surgical procedures to examine the allergic response. We also study maternal transmission of passive immunity and allergy induction through breast milk. The research assistant will have a great deal of independence and be responsible for a range of technical and administrative duties.
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory 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 cleaning glassware, preparing media and other materials using appropriate procedures. Inventorying supplies, alerting supervisor to needed supplies, or mixing 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. 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:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree including coursework in biological sciences.
Previous experience in cellular and molecular immunology, laboratory work, and mouse work is preferable.
The ability to be well-organized with written and verbal skills.
Efficient and detail-oriented.
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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