Research Technician at Careerbuilder in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:


The Laboratory Research Technician II works independently with minimal supervision and serves to assist a Principal Investigator in science research activities in the area of molecular genetics of brain cancer. Primary responsibilities are to assist in experiments for research projects under supervision of the project head and the PI of the laboratory. This includes setting up and conducting a variety of laboratory tests and experiments by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques in a neurosurgery tumor research laboratory.


Performs Duties of Research Technician I plus:

  • Executes protocols of non-routine experiments.

  • Assists PI with determining the most suitable methodology.

  • Performs basic design and modification of protocols.

  • Calculates, transcribes and analyzes data.

  • Prepares and presents reports.

  • Calculates, transcribes and analyzes data.

  • Organizes and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques.

  • Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation

  • Participates in the design of experiments or field work.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to work independently and as team member

  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems

  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results

  • Working knowledge of data management programs

  • High Degree of computer literacy

  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies.

  • Competence and knowledge in several laboratory methods including molecular biology, protein chemistry, immunohistochemistry and biochemistry.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with other lab members (fellows, students, etc.) with good judgment, organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.

  • Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.

  • Ability to problem-solve, utilizing analytical skills and technical knowledge.

  • Ability to appropriately use data management programs.

  • Ability and willingness to work safely with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.

  • Ability to sustain working long stretches of time at desk, computer, or lab bench.

  • Ability to lift and install equipment such as centrifuge rotors for certain experiments

  • Effective oral and written communication

  • Good math skills, library skills, documentation techniques, time management, and organizational techniques in routine duties.



Bachelor's degree required with a major in one of the Biological Sciences.

Lab-based coursework is strongly preferred


Minimum of 1 year of directly related experience


May serve as team leader to lab assistants and Research Technician I.


Duties will be performed in a research laboratory.

Work will be conducted over a forty-hour workweek, but actual schedule can be flexible.

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.