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The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
- Working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other staff members on experiments.
- Maintaining a mouse colony through breeding and genotyping of pups. Experiments will likely require you to learn how to give mice IP and/or subcutaneous injections.
- Performing basic bench work skills including pipetting, aseptic technique, and running PCRs to genotype mice.
- Plating and growing cells followed by the extraction of DNA, RNA, and/or protein.
- Data Analysis.
To qualify, you must have:
- The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field, and some biology lab experience, preferably having worked with mouse models or cell culture.
- The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
- The ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.
- For applicants who have not worked with mice or cell culture, we are looking for someone that is willing and excited to learn these techniques.
- Good problem solving skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to enjoy working as part of a team.
- The ability to make a 2 year commitment to the position.
We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in genetics and orthopaedics. Our current area of focus is on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) and the current therapies that may soon be available for these patients. Therefore, we have mouse models with carrying mutations that cause an OI phenotype. We use animal models based off of human genetics in conjunction with the latest molecular tools in our investigation of OI. The position will allow you the opportunity to learn more about bone biomechanics, collagen synthesis, and molecular pathways that affect osteoblast function.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible 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