Research Technician at Careerbuilder in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 10 days ago.





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:


Two positions are open for full-time technicians in the Yu Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. The candidate will assist in research on pathogenesis and viral persistence during HIV-1 infection. Knowledge gained from these studies will help guide the design of more effective vaccines and treatments against various infectious pathogens, including HIV and Influenza.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:





  • 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.