Senior Research Technologist
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


Job Info


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Group Overview
The MGH CCIB DNA Core, founded in 1995, is a research core laboratory within the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology of Massachusetts General Hospital. Utilizing advanced instrumentation and expertise, this state-of-the-art facility provides a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge services in the fields of molecular biology, genomics and laboratory automation (Beckman Biomeks and Tecans). Services include Next-generation sequencing applications (Plasmid, Amplicon, Viral and 16S), conventional Sanger Sequencing, Mouse Genotyping, and Laboratory Automation.

The MGH CCIB DNA Core has opened up a full-time position for a Senior Research Technologist. As a member of the DNA Core, the Senior Research Technologist will be under the general direction of the Lab Director and will be responsible for the operational management of the Core's PCR-based Genotyping service and Next-Gen Sequencing service (Illumina Sequencing). The successful candidate will coordinate multiple concurrent projects and will assist with high-throughput sample processing. He/she will have good organizational and time management skills as well as an ability to follow directions carefully and to use their advanced molecular biology skills to solve common problems independently.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

Performs duties of Research Technologist:

  • May develop modifications of existing assay techniques, experimental protocols, or new procedures.
  • Synthesizes and interprets results.
  • Prepares written and/or verbal status reports.
  • Uses statistical and graphic summaries.
  • Orients and trains new research technicians.
In addition to:
  • Independently performs non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures.
  • Participates in the design and modification of research protocols.
  • Develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives.
  • Composes and may present sections of research reports and manuscripts.
  • Performs advanced data analysis using advanced statistical techniques.
  • Responsible for the oversight and coordination of the scheduling of all procedures.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting problems and instructing others in highly specialized techniques.


Qualifications
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCE REQUIRED :
  • Ability to make independent effective decisions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff effectively.
  • Strong database management and over all computer skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to problem solve effectively.
  • Must possess strong budget management skills.
  • Bioinformatics experience is a plus
EDUCATION :

BA/BS Required, MA/MS preferred.

EXPERIENCE :
  • Minimum 5 years of directly related research experience required including 6 months of Next-generation sequencing applications experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS :
  • Duties will be performed in a research laboratory.
  • Work will be conducted over a forty-hour workweek.


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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