We seek a Research Technologist to join the Precision Vaccines Program. The Precision Vaccine Program, directed by Ofer Levy MD, PhD Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases/Boston Children's Hospital and Professor/Harvard Medical School. The Program is a platform to enhance collaboration between academia, government and industry to accelerate development of targeted vaccines for vulnerable populations. Faculty within the Program includes, David Dowling, PhD, who manages multiple NIH funded contract employing novel in vitro platforms to model age-specific human immunity and create new vaccine approaches, Simon Van Haren, PhD, who leads a vaccine adjuvant synergy project, and Al Ozonoff, PhD, who leads our Data Management Core. Our Program hosts several post-doctoral scientists, multiple physicians, visiting research fellows and technicians.
The position offers great potential for intellectual growth, authorship on publications, career advancement, attendance at national research conferences, and contributing to progress on multiple impactful projects. The environment is highly collaborative, mutually supportive, and productive. The position holder will work closely with and under the mentorship of Dr. Dowling.
This Research Technologist will be responsible for:
Helping lead lab organization, animal husbandry, and conducting cutting edge basic and translational research in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccinology.
Performing routine and highly specialized or unique laboratory experiments for specific research projects.
Performing and devising specialized experiments and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
Providing input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques.
Evaluating research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
Calculating, graphing and compiling data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; performing statistical analyses.
Undertaking quality assurance of research techniques.
Calibrating, troubleshooting and performing repair of maintenance equipment. Evaluating and recommending new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.
Assisting other lab personnel with the use of specialized equipment and techniques within the lab.
Training and providing guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests. Monitoring the sterilization of glassware, media and reagent making and other laboratory processes.
Staying abreast in safety procedures, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious, corrosive, radioactive and toxic substance, regulations in the lab to adhere to new Hospital and federal mandates.
To qualify, you must have:
Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR Masters of Science and 2 yrs relevant work experience.
Experience in laboratory operations, safety compliance and basic experimental techniques, knowledge of immunology and/or vaccinology techniques, such in vitro cell culture assays as well as animal model studies, is a plus.
A meticulous approach to experimental design and execution, careful record keeping, and overall organization.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.
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. *LI
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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.