Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included

Join the Oettgen lab research team to study the basic immunological mechanisms underlying the development of immune responses to ingested and inhaled antigens. We apply cutting-edge approaches including mouse models of food allergy as well as immunological and molecular genetic studies of cells from patients with food allergy and asthma to find the dysregulated switch points that allow allergic responses to emerge. As a member of our team of investigators, you will help design and carry out these studies. 

This Research Assistant I shall be responsible for:
  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory and murine experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
  • Helping maintain murine colonies and assisting in murine experiments, including behavioral assays of neurological functions.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
  • Performing the techniques typically required for the laboratory/study
  • Maintaining records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
  • Maintaining equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
  • Sterilizing and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
  • Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
  • Processing order for supplies and/or animals.
  • Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
  • Carrying out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
  • Conducting literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
  • Attending courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
  • Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in STEM or Psychology
  • The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

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, 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, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

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.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.

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