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.