Research Technician

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 2 months ago

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

A position is open for a full-time technician in the Balazs laboratory at the Ragon Institute of MGH, Harvard and MIT. The candidate will assist in research to engineer immunity against HIV-1 infection. Knowledge gained from these studies will help to guide the design of novel interventions against HIV in patients.  For more information, please visit our website at http://balazslab.mgh.harvard.edu

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.

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 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.

Primary Location

 MA-Cambridge-MGH 400 Technology

Work Locations

MGH 400 Technology

400 Technology Square

Cambridge 02139

Job

 Technician/Technologist/Scientist

Organization

 Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Schedule

 Full-time

Standard Hours 40

Shift

 Day Job

Employee Status

 Regular

Recruiting Department Ragon Institute

Job Posting

 Feb 12, 2024

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