Research Technician I/II – Walker Lab – (3209699)

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Position available for a highly motivated research technician to join our enthusiastic diverse team to a) help develop cutting-edge therapies for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and b) explore the links between cardiovascular disease and insomnia. Person will assist in projects investigating disease mechanisms and discovery of therapeutic targets, as well as design and testing of potential novel treatments. We use a combination of approaches including the fruit fly Drosophila and human cell lines as model systems.

Responsibilities will include: 1) Molecular cloning to generate CRISPR gene editing and transgenic constructs (DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, PCR, plasmid cloning); 2) Maintenance of Drosophila stocks and genetic crosses, Drosophila behavioral assays; 3) Protein analysis (SDS-PAGE and western blotting).

Opportunities also include developing individual projects and contributing to high-profile publications as an author.

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field is required.  Research experience, either as a technician or undergraduate independent research project preferred, but not required. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently after training, with attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Website: https://walkerlab.mgh.harvard.edu/. Position is available immediately. Send resume with references and a cover letter to Dr. Jim Walker (jwalker@helix.mgh.harvard.edu)

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Bachelor’s degree required.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Research experience, either as a technician or undergraduate independent research project preferred, but not required.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

 

N/A

 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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