Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Description This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. The faculty in MBM are united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, regulation of gene expression at the molecular level, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development, and identification of novel antimicrobial agents. Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include creating mutants, performing biochemical assays, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. May also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.

Organization:  Microbiology-Basic Sci/Medical

Employee Status:  Regular

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