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The Husson Laboratory studies the molecular pathogenesis of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, using molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and cell biology approaches. The main areas in which we work include 1) regulation of bacterial gene expression under stress conditions relevant to infection, and 2) bacterial signal transduction by Ser/Thr protein kinases, investigating the regulatory functions of the two essential M. tuberculosis Ser/Thr kinases. In addition, we have an active collaboration to characterize the activity of toxin-antitoxin systems of M. tuberculosis. We are also working with local and overseas collaborators to identify urine proteins as candidate diagnostic biomarkers of tuberculosis in children.
The Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Working on the kinase project and/or the toxin-antitoxin project, under the supervision of the PI and a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory
Under immediate supervision, performing a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assisting in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performing a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
Assisting in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
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. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry preferred
Classwork in biology and biochemistry required.
Microbiology and/or molecular biology laboratory experience through classes with a laboratory component, or through prior work or internships is strongly desired.
Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement 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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.