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 Department of Medicine - Genetics and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in human genetics and cortical development. The position will involve assisting postdoctoral fellows and graduate students on molecular aspects of human genomics and related research. As a NIH and HHMI funded lab at Boston Children's Hospital, our research is focused on the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms governing development of the human cerebral cortex. We use human genetics and animal and cellular models in conjunction with molecular tools in our investigation of neuronal development.
The Research Assistant would be responsible for:
Working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff members on research projects
Using and understanding a wide variety of molecular biology protocols
Extracting DNA, RNA, and proteins from blood and tissue samples
Working with research animals
Quantifying and distributing DNA samples
Performing general lab maintenance
In order to qualify, you must have:
Potential candidates should have a bachelor's degree in biology or related field
Experience in working in a molecular biology lab is strongly desired
Good problem solving skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Must enjoy working as part of a team.
Ability to make a 2 year commitment to the position.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, 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.
Internal Number: 3018755
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.