Research Technician

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

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Posted: 15-May-23

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: Unpaid

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Education/Training
Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 3243491-3499_1684021932


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Seeking qualified candidate for a Technical Research Coordinator working on multiple studies, including the Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration, Inflammation, and Cognitive Decline Study (BIONIC); Sleep, Neurodegeneration, Network Dysfunction, and Tau Study (SONNET), the Davis Alzheimer Prevention Program, and the Harvard Aging Brain Study. A central task will be to assist in the collection, processing, aliquoting, and banking of biofluids (including blood and cerebrospinal fluid ). In addition, application of cell culture techniques, isolating cell lines, other cell biological assays, neuronal activity assays, Western blotting, and plasmid DNA cloning will be needed in this position. Qualified candidates must have laboratory experience in laboratory medicine, clinical medicine, cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry. This position will be part of a research team with input in overall project design. The team will also collaborate with the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collect, process, label, and store biofluid samples (including blood and cerebrospinal fluid).
  • Under general supervision, perform cell culture, including isolation neurons, iPSCs, iPSC differentiated neurons, and standard immortalized laboratory cell lines.
  • General molecular biology e.g. cloning, plasmid preps, genomic DNA and RNA isolation, PCR
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new staff in established laboratory techniques.
  • Coordinates daily schedule of experiments.
  • Responsible for data management: collects, records, tabulates and presents data. Creates graphs of experimental, performs statistical tests, and discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
    • Must have some experience in biology wet labs (molecular or cell biology or biochemistry, either in a job-related or school/course-related setting). Experience with mammalian cell culture (either immortalized or iPSC or primary neurons, preferably all three) is a plus.
    • High degree of computer literacy.
    • Sound analytical and organizational skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Structures logically and effectively tasks and set priorities.
    • Is able to identify potential problems and trouble-shoot solutions.
    • Demonstrates ability to analyze data statistically and to logically present it.
    • Shows strong interpersonal communication skills.

    Qualifications
    EDUCATION:
    • B.A., B.S. required, Master's degree or other advanced degree strongly considered.

    EXPERIENCE:
    • Must have some experience in biology wet labs (molecular or cell biology or biochemistry, either in a job-related or school/course-related setting). Experience with mammalian cell culture (either immortalized or iPSC or primary neurons, preferably all three) is a plus.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
    May be responsible for training and orienting new staff.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • Normal laboratory environment.
    • Hazardous materials are used in some of the experiments conducted.

    EEO Statement
    Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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    MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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