Boston, Massachusetts

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: A Research Technician position is available at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the lab of Christian Badr, Ph.D. which is part of the Neurology Department/Neuro-Oncology Division. Our lab is primarily focused on brain tumors research. We are investigating the molecular aspects governing tumor initiation and progression and using this knowledge to develop targeted therapies for brain tumors. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with background knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology and cancer genetics. Prior laboratory experience and proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques are required. Experience in small animal models of cancer is desired but not required. The incumbent of this position will work independently under minimal supervision and primarily be responsible for cell culture, extraction of DNA and RNA, qRT-PCR, western blot analysis of protein expression and working with mouse models of cancer (tumor implantation, imaging, brain sectioning, immunohistochemistry). 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. Qualifications 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 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. 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. 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.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Boston, Massachusetts

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