The majority of the work will be in clinical service but may also include assessments required by clinical trials. We continue to expand in our mission of providing our patients with ready access to the highest quality pediatric ophthalmology, cutting-edge management, and treatment. Our work extends across the full spectrum of clinical care, teaching, vision science, and advocacy. We pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable, accessible, collaborative staff focused on care, research, and teaching and are looking to add a motivated, well-trained individual who will share in that vision. Read more about our team at www.childrenshospital.org/eyes. Responsibilities:
Performs routine and highly specialized laboratory experiments for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. These include DNA/RNA extractions, ELISA's, viral testing assays, and processing blood for plasma/serum. Performs and devises specialized experiments and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
Provides input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques. Evaluates research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
Maintains a large biorepository and manages LIMS. Calculates, graphs and compiles data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; perform statistical analyses. Undertakes quality assurance of research techniques. Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs repair of maintenance equipment. Evaluates and recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures. Assists other lab personnel with the use of specialized equipment and techniques within the lab.
Trains and provides guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests. Monitors the sterilization of glassware, media and reagent making and other laboratory processes.
Prepares articles and papers on specialized techniques.
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR Masters of Science and 2 yrs relevant work experience. Specialization in Genomics and/or Molecular Biology preferred.
Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in depth, experienced based knowledge.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
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.