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Research Assistant II - Vascular Biology

Company: Children's Hospital Boston
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Specific Area of Research: Hematopoiesis, Microparticles, Megakaryocyte/Platelet Cell Biology


  • Under the general supervision of the investigator, performs cell culture and laboratory experiments in the fields of Hematopoiesis and Platelet and Megakaryocyte Biology. As experiments proceed, consult with investigator determines necessary adjustments in design and implements these changes.
  • Isolate megakaryocytes and platelets needed for experiments.
  • Under the general supervision of the investigator, performs complex laboratory experiments in the field of cancer biology including: cell culture, ELISA, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, general biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and microscopy.
  • Performs general laboratory animal work including: sterile technique, megakaryocyte isolation, bone marrow isolation, xenograft implantation and injection, and tissue collection/preparation.
  • Consults with the investigator as experiments proceed, and with approval, implements necessary adjustments in experimental design.
  • Records, reviews, and analyzes test results. Assesses quality of data and repeats tests as necessary to determine reproducibility of results.
  • Assembles data in useful format for presentation to the investigator, including normalizing and graphing results; presents data during various meetings and seminars.
  • Performs literature searches and helps to prepare presentations and written articles for publication; prepares literature for journal club presentations.
  • Performs cell culture and maintains laboratory cell stocks.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
  • The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
  • 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.

Keywords: Children's Hospital Boston, Boston , Research Assistant II - Vascular Biology, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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