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Research Assistant I - Kim Lab

56970BR

Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Job Posting Description

The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital seeks applications from highly motivated candidates for the position of Research Assistant I in the Carla Kim Laboratory, which is focused on the study of lung stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and lung cancer research. Candidate will have the opportunity to support multiple research projects and will conduct a variety of techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, tissue culture and other molecular biology techniques. This is an excellent transition opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing further graduate or medical education after 2 years. Previous Kim lab assistants have been co-authors on several papers and are now enrolled in highly competitive medical and graduate school programs.
 
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for: 

  • Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assists in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:
    • Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
    • Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
    • Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
    • Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
    • Processes order for supplies and/or animals. Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
    • Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
  • Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
  • Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
  • Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.


To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in a STEM or related field.
  • Specific experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and/or laboratory animals is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills are essential.

 
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.

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

More Information and Application

 


Research Assistant I - Kim Lab

56969BR

Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Job Posting Description

The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital seeks applications from highly motivated candidates for the position of Research Assistant I in the Carla Kim Laboratory, which is focused on the study of lung stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and lung cancer research. Candidate will have the opportunity to support multiple research projects and will conduct a variety of techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, tissue culture and other molecular biology techniques. This is an excellent transition opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing further graduate or medical education after 2 years. Previous Kim lab assistants have been co-authors on several papers and are now enrolled in highly competitive medical and graduate school programs.
 
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for: 

  • Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assists in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:
    • Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
    • Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
    • Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
    • Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
    • Processes order for supplies and/or animals. Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
    • Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
  • Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
  • Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
  • Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.


To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in a STEM or related field.
  • Specific experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and/or laboratory animals is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills are essential.

 
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.

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

More Information and Application.


Protein Sciences Specialist

The Harvard Medical School Therapeutics Translation is seeking an individual to join its scientific team, in support of our drug discovery effort against emerging pathogens.  The candidate would work collaboratively with several labs at HMS and the affiliated hospitals as a key contributor for ongoing structural biology efforts assisting corona virus related drug discovery programs. This will include solving novel structures of both viral and host proteins and routine co-structures of small and large molecules with their target proteins.  The successful candidate will engage in all aspects of structural biology including protein production, crystallization and structure determination.  The position will be part of an interdisciplinary team, working with design chemists, biochemists, virologists and pharmacologists across several ongoing projects. These team interactions will be both in person, and within the virtual environment. 

The preferred candidate would possess:

  • A PhD in protein science, structural biology or a related discipline
  • 2-3 years of additional experience in protein purification and structure determination by x-ray crystallography

Additional skills

  • Track record of independence in structural biology projects
  • Ability to work within a team environment, both in person and virtually
  • Good presentation and written communication skills
  • An interest in multidisciplinary research and therapeutics discovery

This is a 2-year term position.

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to:
Dr. Mark Namchuk, mark_namchuk@hms.harvard.edu
Dr. Stephen Blacklow, Stephen_blacklow@hms.harvard.edu
Dr. Stephen Harrison, schadmin@crystal.harvard.edu

In the Subject line of your email, please write: Protein Sciences Specialist


Administrative Coordinator, Perrimon Lab, Boston, MA 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases.. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. 

At HHMI, you are not just an employee – you are a part of a creative and talented team with colleagues whose expertise ranges from biomedical research to investment management, from information technology to law. We encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment where employees can function at their highest level. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working at HHMI are making a difference. 

Dr. Norbert Perrimon’s lab in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to support their lab. This position provides high level administrative support to the Investigator and research staff in a fast-paced environment. The lab wants to understand how cells, tissues, and organs communicate during development. A more thorough understanding of these events can help elucidate how different tissues and cell types integrate within an organ, and how complex phenotypes arise in animals. More information can be found on their website: https://perrimon.med.harvard.edu/ 

Due to the fast-paced nature of the work of the lab, ideal candidates are people who thrive in quickly evolving environment and who have a strong ability to multitask, as well as have a strong understanding of management of large grants portfolios. This role is best fit for someone who is a self-starter and proactive in their support style – and someone who is passionate about the research work that the lab is conducting. 

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES 

– Track grant and HHMI expenditures to facilitate efficient spending and provide monthly updates to the PI and lab, as well as ensure compliance with NIH regulations 

– Provide administrative support to the Investigator and ~50 lab members 

– Prepare all administrative materials for grant applications and progress reports such as biosketches, budget justifications, and other support documents 

– Assist HR with hiring and on-boarding personnel for positions within the lab 

– Arrange travel for Dr. Perrimon 

– Process reimbursements 

– Order lab supplies and arrange for equipment maintenance 

– Serve as key liaison with HMS departments and HHMI 

– Manage lab website 

– Assist with publication submissions 

– Prepare and monitor material transfer agreements 

– Process shipping labels and associated import / export information 

– Prepare slides and presentations for meetings and publications 

– Draft letters and correspondence 

REQUIRED SKILLS 

– Prior experiencing in grants management / budget oversight for a large portfolio from a variety of sources (NIH, DoD, foundations) 

– Ability to assess rolling tasks in busy lab and prioritize accordingly 

– Excellent organization skills 

– 4-7 years of prior Administrative experience in a laboratory setting 

– Ability to work collaboratively with diverse group of lab personnel, as well as department personnel 

– Strong computer skills, preferably on the Mac platform, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and graphics programs such as PowerPoint and Photoshop. 

– Ability to work independently, use good judgment, meet tight deadlines and show initiative 

Preferred Qualifications: 

– Familiarity with Harvard systems such as HCOM and GMAS 

– Administrative experience in an academic laboratory 

– Bachelor’s degree 

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested? Apply here