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 Hematology/Oncology Division and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
We are looking for a RA to help investigate the genetic causes in various bone marrow failure disorders . Must be self-motivated and willing to troubleshoot and accept challenges. Most important is a candidate with curiosity, work ethic, organization, ability to learn new techniques, and an excellent track record in college. We will teach the biochemical, molecular and cellular approaches. Ideal position for a recent college graduate interested in preparing for grad or med school. Must be an enthusiastic learner, able to work in a team and independently.
This Research Assistant will be responsible for: * Performing many techniques in cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemistry, including RNA/DNA sequencing, cloning, protein expression and purification, characterization of novel antibodies, immunoblotting, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, and bioinformatics. * Performing a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assisting in troubleshooting procedures. * 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 mixes standard reagents. Processing order for supplies and/or animals. * Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, 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 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 in a related field. * Experience in basic laboratory techniques is preferred. * Prior research experience is preferred. * The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. * The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. * 2 year commitment is required.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
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.