Research Technologist - Critical Care

Boston, MA
Dec 17, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join us and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This is the largest pediatric study of U.S. children to identify complications of COVID-19.  You can also reference our website for more information.


  • Performs routine and highly specialized laboratory experiments for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. These include DNA/RNA extractions, ELISA's, viral testing assays, and processing blood for plasma/serum. Performs and devises specialized experiments and research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
  • Provides input to the overall research design to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques. Evaluates research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve quality of the results.
  • Maintains a large biorepository and manages LIMS. Calculates, graphs and compiles data obtained, maintaining records and logs of work performed; perform statistical analyses. Undertakes quality assurance of research techniques. Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs repair of maintenance equipment. Evaluates and recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures. Assists other lab personnel with the use of specialized equipment and techniques within the lab.
  • Trains and provides guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests. Monitors the sterilization of glassware, media and reagent making and other laboratory processes.
  • Prepares articles and papers on specialized techniques.
  • Stays abreast in safety procedures (Biosafety Level II Lab), storage and disposal of biohazardous, infectious, corrosive, radioactive and toxic substance, regulations in the lab to adhere to new Hospital and federal mandates.


  • Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR Masters of Science and 2 yrs relevant work experience. Specialization in Genomics and/or Molecular Biology preferred.
  • Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in depth, experienced based knowledge.
  • Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including assigning and distributing work, coaching, training and enforcing policies.

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 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).

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.