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Research Technologist - Boston Children's Hospital (Waltham, Massachusetts)

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  • Research Technologist - Boston Children's Hospital (Waltham, Massachusetts)

    At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

    Job Summary
    This position is based at The Micheli Center, a sports injury prevention center, located in both Waltham and Norwood.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Perform routine and highly specialized or unique laboratory experiments for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. Performs and devises specialized experiments and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers’ results.
    • Provide input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques.
    • Evaluate research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
    • Calculate, graphs and compiles data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; perform statistical analyses.
    • Undertake quality assurance of research techniques.
    • Calibrate, troubleshoot and perform repair of maintenance equipment.
    • Evaluate and recommend new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.
    • Assist other lab personnel with the use of specialized equipment and techniques within the lab.
    • Train and provide guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests.
    • Monitor the sterilization of glassware, media and reagent making and other laboratory processes.
    • Prepare articles and papers on specialized techniques.
    • Independently collect, process, analyze 3D motion capture data.
    • Develop test protocols, applying the principles of biomechanics
    • Stay abreast in safety procedures, storage and disposal of bio hazardous, infectious, corrosive, radioactive and toxic substance, regulations in the lab to adhere to new Hospital and federal mandates.

    To qualify, you must have:
    • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of relevant work experience or Master’s degree with 2 years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience maintaining and operating optical motion capture software and equipment.
    • Ability to review and critically evaluate scientific literature
    • Software proficiency required:
      • Cortex (Motion Analysis Inc.)/Qualisys Track Manager/Nexus (Vicon)
      • Microsoft Office Software proficiency desired:
      • Noraxon MR3
      • MatLab
      • Visual3D

    Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, 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.

    Please apply on our website using the link below:

    For more information please contact Senior Talent Ambassador, Heather Mamos at
    Careers at Boston Children’s Hospital will help you reach your goals – both in and out of the workplace.