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 Department of Research - PCMM and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Under general supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research.
Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.
Performing analytical biochemical assays and protein purification.
Working knowledge of gel filtration and ionic exchange chromatography, FPLC, spectrophotometry, SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry, Chemistry or a closely related field, and some lab experience.
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Our research program integrates results from molecular biology, structural biology, classical and contemporary cell biology, single-molecule biophysics, live cell imaging, and chemical genetics' to describe complex cellular processes at remarkably high spatial and temporal resolution and achieve single-molecule biochemistry in living cells. The ultimate goal is to link molecular structure and mechanism with the physiology of cells and tissues. We have 3 state of the art FPLCs, one MALS/HPLC, a Nano-drop spectrophotometer, plate readers, high speed centrifuges and tissue culture equipment for generation of recombinant protein in bacteria and insect cells.
She/he is an individual interested in doing research that requires use of purified proteins. The goal is to enable researchers primarily working on in vitro reconstitution assays to obtain pure proteins that can then be studied with advanced imaging technologies suited for single-molecule biochemistry in their research programs.
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, cell phone plan discounts 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. *LI
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