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The Daley laboratory (https://daley.med.harvard.edu), a multinational research group at Boston Children’s Hospital, is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, conscientious, and detail-oriented individual to join our ongoing efforts to uncover the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell activation, aging, blood development, and malignant transformation. The successful candidate must be a quick learner who enjoys acquiring new skills and working as a member of a highly collaborative team. In addition to providing technical research support to lab members, the successful candidates’ responsibilities will also include pluripotent stem cell culture, directed differentiation and mice as a model organism for aging studies.
This is a great opportunity for a graduating student with interest in laboratory science and/or medicine to gain valuable experience and mentorship.
Anticipated start date is Spring 2021
Duties and responsibilities may include:
- Assist with experimental procedures involving mice, including irradiation, cell transplantation, injection of compounds, as well as routine monitoring for health and surgical procedures.
- Isolate cells and tissues from experimental animals, and prepare these cells for subsequent analysis by flow cytometry, molecular analysis, immunohistochemistry, cell culture or transplantation.
- Culture mammalian cells using sterile techniques.
- Cellular analysis including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, DNA / RNA isolation, PCR, and other molecular biology techniques.
- Maintain accurate, detailed, and up-to date record regarding all procedures performed and results obtained.
- Operate instruments such as flow cytometer and microscopes.
- Ensure safe laboratory practices and compliance with institutional research guidelines.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline; MA or MS in these areas will also be considered.
- Willingness to work with animals and animal and human tissues.
- Strong organizational, management and communication skills, and an ability to recognize and prioritize responsibilities.
- Ability to work hard –independently as well as with others as a team in a productive manner.
- Willingness to commit to two years.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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, cell phone plan discounts 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.