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We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in human genetics and cortical development. The position will involve working with our single cell genomics and transcriptomics team, as well as other molecular genomics projects. 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 I will be responsible for:
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.
Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:
Assisting with single cell genomics and transcriptomics research
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
Conducts 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.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in STEM, Psychology or a related field.
Experience working in a molecular bio lab preferred
Excellent inter-personal skills and the desire to learn new skills are a must.
Opportunities for advancement and clinical observation will be available.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
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.Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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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.