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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with experimental research in Dr. Tom Kirchhausen laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His group investigates the mechanisms governing intracellular vesicular traffic, biogenesis of organelles and host-virus interactions. This position provides an excellent opportunity to combine technical/scientific supporting research projects and various general responsibilities running a laboratory. The selected individual will have the primary responsibility for ensuring that the lab operates in an efficient and organized manner. This position also requires the ability to design and execute experiments, generation and analysis of data, demonstrated knowledge of mammalian tissue culture including production of cell lines and basic molecular biological techniques. Proper data recording and bookkeeping, as well as ability to maintain laboratory stocks and management of general laboratory supplies are essential. Oral and written presentation is expected for internal reports.
This Research Assistant III will be responsible for:
Oversight of general laboratory duties assigned to laboratory members.
Performing inventory and maintenance of the database containing laboratory reagents and cell-bio bank.
Oversight of tissue-culture room usage, coordination of monthly cleanup and weekly mycoplasma testing.
Assigned Safety Officer for the lab.
Performing orientation and instruction of new laboratory research members.
Maintaining lab instrumentation and coordinate with suppliers the repair or replacement of faulty laboratory equipment.
Independent execution of experimental studies in consultation with the PI, as needed.
Basic knowledge for the growth, expansion, maintenance and cryopreservation of mammalian cells using sterile conditions.
Lentiviral transduction for protein production and/or siRNA knockdown.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum three years of relevant experience OR Masters of Science AND one year of relevant work experience. Degree in biochemistry, biological science or a closely related field and 1 – 3 years experience involving the design and execution of experiments in a non-clinical / basic science research lab at a university or research hospital is preferred.
Proven experience performing mammalian tissue culture and molecular biology techniques must include the independent design and execution of experiments and lab administration.
Knowledge of computer and MS office software 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. *LI
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