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Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experiments, specimen preparations and procedures primarily for a COVID-19 research study. Utilizes specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment. Values Statement Embodies the Hospital’s core values in all interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Maintaining a large COVID-19 biobank and LIMS requiring exceptional attention to detail. Involves organizing, barcoding, and retrieving samples in -80o C freezers.
Conducts aseptic technique while handling human specimens. Familiar with working in a Biosafety Level II Lab safety cabinet and pipetting small quantities. Familiar with centrifuging, aliquoting, and ideally, PBMC isolation.
Performs techniques typically required for the laboratory and can work confidently with equipment. Troubleshoots procedures and assists with planning specific research procedures.
Maintains accurate records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compiles and helps analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.
Demonstrates basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows, residents and students.
Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
Minimum Education and Experience Work requires 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. A Master’s degree or additional experience in Molecular Biology, Immunology and/or Genetics laboratory procedures may substitute for some of the experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
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.
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including 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.
Internal Number: 57102BR
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.