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Research Assistant I - Neurobiology

Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 31, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Posting Description

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.

The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

Performing a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures including this processing patient derived samples (aliquoting, batch testing and generating databases for their storage and identification), developing, optimizing and employing ELISA assays to interrogate a variety of biological targets, and working to make both of these activities higher throughput using robotic liquid handler approaches.

Carrying out initial analysis of any absorbance, chemiluminescence or other data that is generated from these assays for quality control purposes and generate appropriate databases to store this information.

Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed, as well as maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.

Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment. Assisting the lab manager maintaining the lab organized and taking care of the supply stock.

Carrying out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.

Conducting literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.

To qualify, you must have?

Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related health field and some lab experience

Some prior expertise in carrying out ELISA assays.

Some experience in database generation and the management of large numbers of samples

Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

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.



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