Research Assistant I

Children's Hospital Boston Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Posting Description

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 Ophthalmology-Reserach and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Direct involvement in a translational research science project.

  • Under general supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of translational research.

  • Cell culture, study of gene function using molecular and cellular assays in close collaboration with Dr. Jodie Ouahed.

  • Participating in laboratory meetings and presentations.

  • Maintaining records of results and methodologies in an electronic log of work performed.

  • Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences or Chemistry or a closely related field, and some practical lab experience.

  • The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

  • Experience in one or more of these experimental techniques: cell culture, PCR and cloning, western blot, mouse husbandry strongly preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills will be an asset.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills who is eager to work among a larger team.

  • In addition to applying to the job, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Jodie Ouahed by email:

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement 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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