[CLOSED]: Research Assistant I (2021)

February 5, 2021

Update 6/4/2021: RA positions for 2021 have been filled. Thank you for your consideration.


Are you interested in being an integral member of a scientific team conducting exciting and innovative research in biology? The Springer lab is looking for a highly motivated candidate for a Research Assistant I position. 

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Performing general lab tasks such as maintenance of common lab supplies and equipment and making solutions and media.
  • Conducting a research project under supervision of a senior lab member.  According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
  • Performing the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study: Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed. Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.  Prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.  Inventories supplies, alerts supervisor to needed supplies.
  • Attending courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
  • Conducting literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the PI. Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
  • Contributing to the team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree. Biology/Biochemistry preferred.
  • The 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.
  • Strongly motivated, highly organized and willing to put in extra hours when needed.
  • A minimum of a two year commitment is highly preferred.
  • Previous laboratory experience preferred but not necessary.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.


If interested, please send your cover letter and CV to our Lab Manager, Cary Hencken.

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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