Research Assistant II

Boston Children's Hospital
Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

Research Assistant II

The Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Biobank is an institutional core laboratory.  We  provide the scientific community with a comprehensive repository of clinically annotated human biological materials for research and offer high-quality specimen processing, management, and storage services.

The Biobank is a fast-paced, rapidly evolving facility and we are looking for an experienced research assistant to support daily operations and participate in continuous improvement and process optimization.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and motivated with strong problem-solving and organizational skills.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Complete sample acquisition tasks including evaluation of samples, internal sample QC, and managing data and documentation

  • Perform variety of specimen services including, blood fractionation, DNA/RNA extraction, making aliquots and dilutions, and preparing specimens for transport

  • Provide training and guidance to junior staff

  • Deliver outstanding customer service and support, including managing service requests and deadlines

  • Laboratory quality assurance, including ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, report problems or adverse events, and recommend corrective action as appropriate.

  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on laboratory experience, ideally in biobanking or molecular biology techniques

  • Strong computer skills, including working with databases and software programs

  • Able to communicate effectively and work in team environment

  • Preferred - experience with working in a CAP regulated laboratory

  • Preferred - able to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory automation

How to Apply
About Our Organization

Boston Children’s Hospital is the #1 children's hospital in the nation for 2014-2015, according to U.S. News & World Report and home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital.  We have more than 1,100 scientists and a record $225 million in annual funding, including more federal funding than any other pediatric facility.

At Boston Children's Hospital, everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at the hospital we are all working Until Every Child Is Well. By creating innovative solutions and collaborating across the institution we are all working to provide the highest quality of care, be on the frontier of research, ensure continuing victories in pediatric medicine and build a healthy community around us.

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