At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Gastroenterology/Nutrition and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
We are seeking a friendly and motivated research assistant to join our gastroenterology research laboratory. The Research Assistant will be part of Dr. Dan Chinnapen's laboratory in the Division of GI Cell Biology headed by Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Wayne Lencer. The lab is involved with translational research to develop therapeutics from the benchtop to bedside. Ongoing projects focus on developing oral drug delivery technology for Type II Diabetes. This research combines in vitro work (including ELISA and cell based assays) and in vivo mouse studies. The RA will actively participate in advanced cell biology experiments, molecular cloning, and assist in basic mouse procedures.
*The position length will initially be short term (8-10 months) with the possibility of a longer term extension.
This Temporary Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Performing a variety of tests, both in mice (specimen preparations and experimental procedures) and in vitro (biochemical and immunofluorescent).
Maintaining mammalian cell lines for use in biological assays such as ELISA and permeability assays.
Assisting in the use of laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.
Demonstrating basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows and students.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a closely related field.
Experience with Western Blot, molecular biology techniques and mammalian tissue culture.
Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Mouse handling experience preferred, biochemistry, and fluorescence microscopy experience.
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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.