Research Technician
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety


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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

H Jenny Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

MGH Program in Membrane Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

The Dr. Lu's lab in the Program in Membrane Biology (PMB), Division of Nephrology and Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is currently accepting applications for 1 open Research Technician position. The candidate will be responsible for a variety of procedures and will work closely with post-docs and instructors. The work is varied and includes conducting animal experiments and analyzing data, preparing and imaging tissue samples, maintaining animal colonies, and possibly assisting in writing grants and papers.The Dr. Lu's lab in the Program in Membrane Biology (PMB), Division of Nephrology and Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is currently accepting applications for 1 open Research Technician position. The candidate will be responsible for a variety of procedures and will work closely with post-docs and instructors. The work is varied and includes conducting animal experiments and analyzing data, preparing and imaging tissue samples, maintaining animal colonies, and possibly assisting in writing grants and papers.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.

  • Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. - pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.)
  • Maintains laboratory notebook
  • Understands and applies basic scientific techniques
  • Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results
  • Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed
  • Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
  • May perform independent literature searches
  • Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
  • Maintains and orders supplies
A Research Technician II performs the duties of a Research Technician I (above) and may also:
  • Execute protocols of non-routine experiments
  • Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology
  • Perform basic design and modification of protocols
  • Calculate, transcribe and analyze data
  • Prepare and present reports
  • Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques.
  • Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation.
  • Participate in the design of experiments or field work.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks independently
The Research Technician II should also possess:
  • Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical problems
  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
  • Working knowledge of data management programs
  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies


Qualifications
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
EXPERIENCE:

The candidate should have some previous laboratory experience. Training in specific techniques will be offered if necessary. Experience with mice is preferred. Candidates will be working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary research environment and must therefore have excellent English written and oral communication skills, as well as capacity for teamwork. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree plus the equivalent of one year of directly related experience is required.
  • New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.
  • Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
  • A Research Technician II may serve as a team leader to lab assistants and Research Technician I's.
Interested candidates should include an updated CV, complete contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing their past experience.

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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