Be a part of a critical CDC-funded COVID-19 research study under the guidance of Dr Adrienne Randolph, Professor of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Influenza and Emerging Pathogens (PICFLU-EP) Network. http://picflu.orghttps://overcomecovid.org With minimal supervision, the ideal candidate will be able to perform a variety of routine or specialized laboratory experiments and process specimens for a COVID-19 research study as well as pediatric Influenza projects.
Principal Duties, Responsibilities, and Necessary Skills
Familiar with working in a Biosafety Level II safety cabinet
Conduct aseptic technique while handling precious, one-of-a-kind specimens.
Confident with centrifuging, aliquoting, and ideally, PBMC isolation.
Maintaining a large COVID-19 biobank and LIMS requiring exceptional attention to detail. Involves organizing, barcoding, and retrieving samples in -80oC freezers as well as preparing dry ice shipments.
Create S.O.P’s and assist with planning research procedures.
Maintains accurate records of methods and results. Helps analyze data and preparing figures from results.
Help train lab assistants and students.
Other skills (not mandatory, but would be an advantage)
Familiar with statistical software (in particular R)
Knowledge of sample management software, in particular Progeny or BioStor
Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum three years of relevant experience OR Masters of Science AND one year of relevant work experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in a Molecular Biology, Immunology or Genetics laboratory. Note: A job position is also available for a Research Assistant II. See the BCH website advertisement # 57102BR. If you have a PhD, there is a possibility of transitioning into a post-doctoral role. Additional information
Start date is ASAP
Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Potential Exposure. Job may require performance of tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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Internal Number: 57103BR
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.
Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.