Job Summary This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of computational genetic and genomic analyses and procedures, utilizing established computational software, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assists in QC and troubleshooting procedures if results of analyses are unexpected or quality of genetic data is poor.
Analyses range from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on polygenic traits and diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, and disorders of growth and development
Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Maintains records of results and methodologies in an electronic log of work performed. Maintains computer equipment, work area and data files in a neat professional manner.
Carries out all computational activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols for handling genetic data.
Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new methodologies to the P.I. Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and computational approaches, consulting with other researchers and analysts to exchange information.
Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
In order to qualify, you must have:
Bachelors Degree in STEM, Computational Biology or Computer Science
Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Experience in programming and handling large date sets
Relevant course work in Human Genetics
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork. *LI #CB
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.