Research Technician II – Talkowski Lab

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

 

The Talkowski Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research group. Our research group explores the impact of genomic variation on human disease, with a particular focus on neurodevelopment and neuropsychiatric disorders. We are also dedicated to the development and application of innovations in genome sequencing technologies and genetic diagnostics. The candidate will be expected to have 2+ years of experience in the following techniques: DNA/RNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, gel electrophoresis, mammalian cell culture, RNAseq.

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

*Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.)

 

*Perform molecular genomics procedures as assigned (i.e. library production, sample archiving, tissue culture for induced pluripotent stem cell [iPSC] models, RNAseq).

 

*Maintains laboratory notebook.

 

*Has understanding of molarity.

 

*Overall lab maintenance, ordering, protocol maintenance.

 

*Set up and prepares routine experiments as directed.

 

*Prepare lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment.

 

*Develop and execute existing and novel protocols for non-routine experiments.

 

*Assist PI and lab director with determining the most suitable methodology.

 

*Prepare and present analyses, reports, and participate in publications.

 

Qualifications

 

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

*Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.

*Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

*Experience in molecular genomic techniques.

*Excellent communication skills.

*Computer literacy.

*Enjoy multi-tasking and highly interactive research environment.

*Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies.

 

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):

N/A

 

EDUCATION:

BS Required; MS preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 2 years of full-time, directly-related experience required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

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

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

N/A

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Molecular genomics laboratory and integrated computational genomics laboratory.

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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