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Research Technician I

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Massachusetts General Hospital

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Research Technician I GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Research Technician I will have experience in molecular biology, chemistry, and physics and will report to the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. Our laboratory group pursues an exciting and fast-paced research program, studying the role of human autoantigens in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. In addition, members of the laboratory investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling in iron metabolism, atherosclerosis and innate immunity. This position is ideal for college graduates planning to go to medical or graduate school. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Technician I will work on one or more projects and will perform experiments utilizing methods in DNA and protein analysis (qPCR, DNA recombination, Western blotting, electrophoresis etc.), histology, and cell culture. Other possible activities include managing a mouse colony with complex genetic traits. These activities will include weaning pups and taking samples for genotyping. The applicant will attend lab meetings and work related lectures, and will keep a clear and cohesive lab notebook complete with protocols, sample lists, data, and results. The successful candidate will perform experiments, analyze results, and participate in their interpretation. He/she will also share in responsibilities for lab organization and ordering. 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 SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: This position is ideally targeted towards a candidate interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or biomedical research, but all that are interested are encouraged to apply. A two year commitment is required. My laboratory has mentored numerous students as they transition to either medical school or graduate school. Dr. Bloch is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Biologist in the Division of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and an Associate Physician in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine. – 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 EDUCATION: – Bachelor’s degree required. EXPERIENCE: – 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. 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. MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus MGH Main Campus (MGHMAIN) 55 Fruit Street Boston, 02114 MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston Technician/Technologist/Scientist Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Full-time Day Job Regular MGH Anesthesia May 12, 2021