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The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
- Under supervision of Core Director, providing technical assistance and participating in repair for all instrumentation in the core laboratory.
- Assisting lab staff and users with daily operation, startup, and shutdown, routine maintenance, basic troubleshooting and calibration of all sorters, analyzers, and imaging cytometry systems.
- Assisting with daily, weekly and monthly decontamination and cleaning of all Core equipment.
- Monitoring and assisting with cleaning and organization of all analyzer rooms and main sorter rooms.
- Assisting with restocking lab supplies and reagents and general upkeep of facility.
- Performing other duties as required.
- Upon completion of instrument/Cytometry training:
- Monitoring and operation of a FACSAria cell sorter.
- Providing assistance to new and existing facility users regarding Core access procedures and instrument operation.
To qualify, you must have:
- An Associate's degree in sciences, biology, or technical subject and at least one year of related laboratory experience and/or Military technical training with electronic-optical systems and two years field experience.
- A BA/BS degree in biology or technical field, preferred.
- Experience in flow cytometry (desired but not necessary). Appropriate training will be provided.
- The analytical skills and technical aptitude to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
- Good oral and written communication skills and basic knowledge of computer programs such as MS Word and Excel.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
- The ability to lift weights up to 50 lbs.
- The ability to work flexible hours to include occasional evenings and weekends when required.
- The willingness to make a 2 year commitment.
A position is open for a full-time Cytometry Lab Operator in a Flow and Imaging Cytometry Resource associated with the PCMM-Boston Childrens Hospital. Under the guidance of the Core Director, incumbent carries out independent daily activities in the laboratory.
We are Flow and Imaging Cytometry Resource in the Boston Children's Hospital, headed by Dr. Natasha Barteneva, Core Director. Our instrumentation include imaging cytometer, molecular imager, cell sorters and flow cytometry analyzers.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
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.
Department: Research- IDI
Schedule: Mon. - Fri.
Standard Hours Per Week: 40