The department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children's Hospital is in search of a Research Assistant to assist on a project to measure visual function in amblyopia (lazy eye) with Dr. Emily Wiecek.
The position will include reviewing patient charts for study recruitment, scheduling patients for experiments, consenting patients, assisting in psychophysical experiments, and helping to analyze experimental data.
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
1.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.
2.Performing 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.
3.Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
4.Conducting 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.
5.Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.
To qualify, you must have:
1. Bachelor's degree in related field. 2. The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. 3. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
The position will be primarily located at the Mass Eye and Ear satellite location, with some time at other satellite BCH campuses. A car is not required.
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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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.