The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital seeks applications from highly motivated candidates for the position of Research Assistant I in the Carla Kim Laboratory, which is focused on the study of lung stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and lung cancer research. Candidate will have the opportunity to support multiple research projects and will conduct a variety of techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, tissue culture and other molecular biology techniques. Further responsibilities include purchasing and maintenance of laboratory stocks, animal colony management and husbandry, equipment maintenance and establishment of procedures and maintenance of records and documentation to ensure laboratory's compliance with institutional and federal guidelines in health, safety and animal regulations. This is an excellent transition opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing further graduate or medical education after 2 years. Previous Kim lab assistants have been co-authors on several papers and are now enrolled in highly competitive medical and graduate school programs.
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
Performing the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed. Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner. Sterilizing and cleaning glassware, preparing media and other materials using appropriate procedures. Inventorying supplies alerting supervisor to needed supplies, or mixing standard reagents. Processing order for supplies and/or animals.
Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. 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. Attending courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or a closely related field.
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
Specific experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and/or laboratory animals is a plus.
Outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills are essential.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
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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