Research Technician
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


We are seeking a Research Technician to work with principal investigators Drs. Salloum/Chung and postdoctoral research fellow at the MGH hepatology research laboratory. Our research focuses on the study of the molecular mechanisms by which HIV cooperatively promotes Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)-related liver fibrosis through (1) alterations in profibrogenic cytokine secretion and (2) changes in cellular metabolism. The position is for someone with a BA/BS degree in the biological sciences and an interest in medical and microbiological research on HIV and liver disease. The work requires previous coursework and preferably laboratory experience in cell culture, microbiology, molecular biology, and handling of human specimens.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cell culture, viral production, molecular biology work including sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, and Western blot
  • Participate in the design of experiments
  • Transcribe, organize and analyze experimental data
  • Follow strict methodology to execute experiments and analyses
  • Perform independent literature searches and synthesize findings
  • Assists with materials for publication and presentation
  • Specimen and clinical sample receipt from collaborators, organization, and preparation
  • General lab maintenance including but not limited to ordering or organizing laboratory supplies and ensuring maintenance of equipment
  • Additional molecular biology and microbiology work as required


SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge of molecular methods
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to resolve technical problems and analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills
  • Ability to maintain a detailed laboratory and well-organized record of research performed and results obtained
  • Proficiency in computer software
Primary Location MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

Work Locations MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston 02114

Job Technician/Technologist/Scientist

Organization Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Schedule Full-time

Standard Hours 40

Shift Day Job

Employee Status Regular

Recruiting Department MGH Gastroenterology

Qualifications
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
EXPERIENCE:
  • New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or previous directly related work experience


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.



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