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Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

67813BRJob Posting Title:Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-GeneticsAutoReqId:67813BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:We are looking for an energetic and highly organized Research Assistant interested in human genetics and cortical development. The position will involve working on somatic transposable elements (TEs) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), as well as other molecular genomics projects. As a NIH and HHMI funded lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Walsh lab is focused on the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms governing development and evolution of the human cerebral cortex. We use human genetics and animal and cellular models in conjunction with molecular tools in our investigation of neuronal development.

This Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with identification of somatic TEs in ALS and AD

  • Using and understanding a wide variety of molecular biology protocols

  • Analyzing data

  • Extracting DNA, RNA, and proteins from blood and tissue samples

  • Working with research animals

  • Quantifying and distributing DNA samples

  • Maintaining equipment

  • Performing general lab maintenance

To qualify, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in biology or related field

  • Experience in working in a molecular biology lab

  • Good problem solving skills, excellent organizational and communication skills, and enjoy working as part of a team

  • We are looking for candidates who are able to make a 2 year commitment to the position

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. Discover your best.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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