Research Assistant I - Pathology
Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA

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We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in the development of the mammalian brain as it relates to health and disease. The position will involve assisting postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in molecular biology, cell biology, and related research.

As a NIH funded lab at Boston Children¹s Hospital, our research is focused on the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms governing development of the human cerebral cortex. We analyze animal models and human samples in conjunction with the latest molecular tools in our investigation of neuronal development.

As a member of the research staff your duties and responsibilities would include:
·Working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other staff members on research projects ·Using and understanding a wide variety of tools for molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture, animal husbandry, and others.
·Data analysis.
·Performing general lab maintenance.

Potential candidates should have a Bachelors degree in biology or related field, experience in working in a molecular biology lab, good problem solving skills, excellent organizational 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.

Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate

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