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The Ploegh Lab is looking for a Research Assistant, whose main responsibility is to support the day-to-day functioning of a collaborative and cutting edge research laboratory that studies molecular aspects of immune recognition and biochemistry of the immune system more generally.
Previous laboratory experience is required (at least 3 years). Compensation will be commensurate with research experience. Successful candidate will have ample opportunity to learn about tumor immunology and immunotherapy
This Research Assistant III will:
Assist with daily lab operations.
Keep lab supplies stocked and equipment in working condition.
Prepare stock solutions and tissue culture media supplements.
Maintain a database of lab expenses including supply purchases and facilities and core costs. Provide PI with monthly accounting of spending.
Keep databases of lab reagents (chemicals, antibodies, plasmids and frozen cells).
Oversee animal colony (including breeding and maintenance of knockout lines) and keeping track of animal inventory and cage counts.
Train new employees on lab procedures, safety and methods.
Assists with ensuring compliance with laboratory safety regulations.
Submit all published plasmids to Addgene.
Assist with protein purification, cell culture, genotyping, and cloning.
Arrange transfer of materials to and from other labs.
Deal with vendors
To qualify, you must have:
BS in a STEM-related field AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR a Master's of Science and 1 year of relevant experience
Experience with animal colony maintenance preferred.
The ability to have a flexible schedule.
Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles
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.
Internal Number: 3061316
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.