At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.
We currently have multiple positions open to study a wide range of research topics including growth and use of human and mouse intestinal organoids to study intestinal development and to screen for compounds that can be used in the treatment of diabetes. We are seeking highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic individuals with excellent problem-solving skills who are team players. Responsibilities will include quantitative PCR, Western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cell culture and mouse colony management. Basic laboratory skills are required and experience with FACS analysis and animal husbandry are a plus.
This Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
- Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Utilizes specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.
- Troubleshoots procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor. May suggest alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings. Performs techniques typically required for the laboratory/study.
- Assists with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of experiments and procedures. Develops and troubleshoots new techniques specific to the lab.
- Maintains accurate records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compiles and helps analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.
- Demonstrates basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows, residents and students.
- Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
To qualify, you must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM Field and one year of experience required.
- 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.
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.