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The Holt/Geleoc Lab seeks an experienced research assistant with strong molecular biology skills to join a small lab focused on translational research. Our lab is part of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and the Department of Otolaryngology and is in the Center for Life Sciences building at Boston Children’s Hospital. We work on the function,dysfunctionand repair of the inner ear. Our goal is develop novel therapies for restoration of hearing and balance due to genetic disorders. We have a dynamic team of motivated investigators who work with cutting-edge techniques in a collaborative and friendly environment. For more information see: https://www.holtgeleoclab.com/
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Design and carry out sophisticated molecular biology experiments including, cloning, subcloning, plasmidpreps and amplifications, PCR, Q-PCR, design and validation of CRISPR/Cas9 constructs, protein purification, western blots, etc.
Assists with planning specific research procedures, coordinating schedules of experiments and procedures. Develops and troubleshoots new techniques specific to the lab.
Maintains accurate records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compiles and helps analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies.
Demonstrates basic laboratory techniques to laboratory assistants and technicians, research fellows,residents and students.
Troubleshoots procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor. May suggest alternative routine procedures to crosscheck own findings. Performs techniques typically required for the laboratory/study.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree, AND a minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree and one year of experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or Genetics may substitute for some of the experience.
Candidates should be highly motivated, organized and have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong work ethic.
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.
Internal Number: 50965BR
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