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Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I- Biddinger Laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts

75038BRJob Posting Title:Research Assistant I- Biddinger LaboratoryDepartment:Medicine-EndocrinologyAutoReqId:75038BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:The Biddinger Lab at Harvard Medical School uses cutting-edge genetic, molecular, and metabolic tools to help people with diabetes. We are looking for individuals who like hard problems and being creative to join our team of Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. For more information regarding the lab, check out our

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • The research assistant will perform cellular, molecular and/or physiological experiments independently

  • 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.

  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:

  • 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, and 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.

In order to qualify you must:

  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or related field, STEM

  • Experience working with mice

  • At least one year of research experience outside of coursework

  • Willingness to make a two-year commitment to the position

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only