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The Shi lab studies the effects of chromatin in a variety of cellular processes, including cellular differentiation and cancer. We currently have 15 lab members, including post-doctoral fellows and undergrad students. We are searching for a RA to perform a variety of routine and specialized molecular and cell biological assays, maintain laboratory inventory, assist in the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and assist with ensuring compliance with hospital and state regulations. A 2-year commitment is expected.
This Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Maintaining a record of lab supplies inventory and completing lab orders. Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner. Scheduling repairs and preventative maintenance, and coordinating payment for such services.
Disposing of defective of equipment when necessary and ordering suitable replacement. May sterilize and clean glassware, disposing of specimens, media and other materials.
Tracking spending on laboratory funds. Working with company reps to maintain relationship with lab and coordinating discounted lab quotes if possible.
Performing a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
Assisting with performing routine core laboratory assays, such as PCR, qPCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, and standard tissue culture maintenance when necessary.
Preparing reagents and solutions for general use, including standard molecular biology buffers, microbiological media, and competent cells.
Maintaining records of results and methodologies. Compiling and helping analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.
Managing/maintaining lab mouse colonies through strategic breeding and genotyping.
Coordinating sending lab reagents (DNA, cell lines) to other institutions, including processing material transfer agreements.
Attending regular lab meetings to ensure lab is following BCH safety protocols.
Carrying out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
Attending courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
Maintaining lab IBC, IACUC protocols, and website.
Contributing to the teamwork. Coordinating lab member arrivals and departures, recording all materials to be left behind in lab.
In order to qualify, you must have:
BS in Biology, Chemistry or a closely related field, and 6 months of experience working in a science research setting.
The analytical skills to resolve complex problems using scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
The ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments,explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with scientists within and outside the laboratory.
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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