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The Research Technologist will be responsible for:
- Performing routine and highly specialized or unique laboratory tests for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. Performing and devising specialized tests and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
- Providing input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximizing samples or refining data by the use of specialized techniques. Evaluating research data and initiating alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
- Undertaking specialized clinical tests for the Hospital, as required.
- Calculating, graphing and compiling data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; using computer to perform statistical analyses. Undertaking quality assurance of research techniques. Calibrating, troubleshooting and performing repair of maintenance equipment.
- Training and providing guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests.
- Preparing articles and papers on specialized techniques.
- Analyzing and evaluating data, including statistical analysis to recommend the course of research, and aiding in publication and presentation of morphologic and molecular biology results.
To qualify, you must have:
- The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Biomedical Science or a closely related field and a minimum of 3 years' experience; cell culture experience, human embryonic stem cell culture, and a strong understanding of molecular biology (preferred).
- The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in depth, experienced based knowledge.
The stem cell and regenerative medicine-based laboratory of Dr. April Craft, within the department of Orthopedic Research at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, studies the development of musculoskeletal tissues, primarily articular cartilage, using human pluripotent stem cells as a model system. The Research Technologist will be responsible for maintaining human pluripotent stem cell differentiation cultures and analyzing/recording results using various established assays. Individualized research projects related to joint tissue development, models of cartilage disease, and regenerative medicine/tissue engineering are available. Additional tasks include preparation of reagents and media, and a supporting role in lab supplies inventory/ordering and maintenance of lab equipment. Occasional weekend work required.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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, 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.
Department: Orthopedic Surgery & Research
Schedule: Mon. - Fri.
Standard Hours Per Week: 40