We seek a highly motivated and organized individual to join our efforts to develop novel therapies for treatment-resistant human cancers. Our approach combines functional genetics, biochemistry and drug screens in human cancer cells and in genetically engineered animal models. The selected candidate will work directly on experimental research projects (80% effort), and will also spend 20% effort on lab management duties including maintenance of zebrafish or mouse lines, purchase ordering, and preparation of general lab supplies such as bacterial plates and stock solutions. A highly motivated and productive technician may get the opportunity to lead an independent research project within the lab. Lab Website: http://gutierrezlab.com
The Research Assistant II will also be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols/assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine lab experiments and procedures, utilizing standard lab equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed. Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies.
Sterilizing/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.
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 knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, and consulting other researchers and techs.
May suggest alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings.
Assisting with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of experiments and procedures. Developing and troubleshooting new techniques specific to the lab.
Compiling and helping analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.
Demonstrating basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows, residents and students.
In order to qualify, you must have:
A bachelor's degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or chemistry.
Minimum of one year of scientific research experience is required.
Experience with genetically engineered animal models is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern experimental biology is essential, including cell culture, maintenance of animal colonies, phenotypic screening, and tumor cell sorting/analysis.
Must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
2-year minimum commitment is required.
Most previous Gutierrez technicians have been co-authors on scientific publications and are now in medical or graduate school.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a, 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). Flexible schedule (if applicable). 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.
Internal Number: 3012230
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.