The Saxena 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 uses human genetics and complementary strategies to: (1) identify the genetic basis of sleep and circadian rhythms;(2) reveal mechanistic links between sleep/circadian rhythms and type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases; (3) ascertain fetal and maternal genetic risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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.
*Has understanding of molarity.
*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.
*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.
*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.
*May develop modifications of existing assay techniques, experimental protocols, or new
*Synthesizes and interprets results.
*Prepares written and/or verbal status reports.
*Uses statistical and graphic summaries.
*Orients and trains new Research Technicians and Fellows.
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be realistic, objective, measurable and related to essential functions of this job.
* Excellent communication skills
* Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others
* Ability to work independently and display initiative to introduce innovations to research study
* Ability to prepare/monitor budgets
* Ability to identify problems and develop solutions
*Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines
*Functions with speed, precision and an understanding of theory behind tests and procedures.
Requires 3+ years of directly related and progressively more responsible experience.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
May supervise Laboratory Assistants, Technicians and Technologists.
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