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The Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
- According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Troubleshooting procedures for effects of heat, humidity, and contamination if test results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor. Suggesting alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings.
- Assisting with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of tests and procedures. Developing and troubleshooting new techniques which have been written up in research literature for the analysis and cloning of DNA, culturing of tissues for analysis and/or the display of tissue structure through histological preparations, microscopy and photography.
- Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner. Inventorying supplies and alerting supervisor to needed supplies or mixing standard reagents.
- Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
- Conducting literature searches and review, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
To qualify, you must have:
- Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
- Masters or PhD preferred.
- Experience with cell culture, preferentially human embryonic stem cell culture, and a strong understanding of molecular biology (preferred).
More about the program:
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 Assistant II will be responsible for maintaining human pluripotent stem cell differentiation cultures and analyzing/recording results using various established assays. Individualized research projects will be available based on proven experience and independence. 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 is 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