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Exciting opportunity to contribute to developing a COVID-19 vaccine!
This Research Assistant I - Human Immune Tissue Engineering will be responsible for:
Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assists in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
Processes order for supplies and/or animals. Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
Proactive hands-on for bench and Biosafety hood work
Getting trained for specialized protocols (e.g. cord blood collection, phlebotomy and cell culture).
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in a STEM, Biologic Science, or related field.
Certification in phlebotomy a plus.
Required laboratory techniques: ELISpot, Flow Cytometry, Multiplexing, RNA work and Antibody detection.
Works requires flexible schedule since sometimes cultures and assays must be performed at late hours or during weekends and holidays, whenever cultures get ready
Start date ASAP. Competitive candidates should be familiar with techniques and concepts published by Dr. Sanchez-Schmitz in Frontiers in Immunology (2018, 9:2634, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.02634. Microphysiologic Human Tissue Constructs Reproduce Autologous Age-Specific BCG and HBV Primary Immunization in vitro) and Scientific Reports (2020, 10(1):17836, doi:10.1038/s41598-020-74639-z. Neonatal monocytes demonstrate impaired homeostatic extravasation into a microphysiological human vascular model)
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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
Internal Number: 3093566
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.