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Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant II- Ploegh Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

64836BRJob Posting Title:Research Assistant II- Ploegh LabDepartment:Research - PCMMAutoReqId:64836BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description: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.

This Research Assistant II will be responsible for:

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Utilizes specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment.

  • Assist with daily lab operations.

  • Order supplies.

  • 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 1 year relevant experience

  • Experience with animal colony maintenance preferred.

  • 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

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).

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular