Research Technician I

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Charlestown, MA

Charlestown, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


A position is open for a full-time laboratory research technician at the MGH Cancer Center in the laboratories of Nick Dyson and Ryan Corcoran. The candidate will assist in mouse experiments for research projects under the supervision of both principal investigators laboratories, and project leads therein. These duties include placing necessary orders, performing procedures on the mice such as subcutaneous injections and oral gavage, and collecting and accurately recording procedures and measurements.
The projects will focus on testing and developing new, targeted therapies for gastrointestinal (e.g. colon and pancreas) and small-cell lung cancers.

Principal Duties:

* Performing health checks on laboratory mice, including weight measurements.

* Injecting cancer cells into mice for the generation of tumors, measuring and recording tumor sizes.

* Administering targeted therapies for cancer treatment to mice.

* The primary techniques required for this position include:

* Mouse handling, weighing, health checking

* Subcutaneous injection of mice

* Intraperitoneal injection of mice

* Oral gavage

* Tumor measurements

* Measuring and diluting vehicles and drug compounds

* Harvesting tumor tissue from mice

* Other techniques may be required to further expand on experimental findings.

* Has responsibility for ordering common laboratory reagents and general maintenance of the laboratory.

* Performs basic maintenance on laboratory equipment (cleans, disassembles, stores, replaces worn parts) and reports equipment requiring advanced repair.

* Organizes and accurately maintains written records of experimental procedures and data collection. Data may be represented as graphs, charts, tables, illustrations, slides, and narrative reports. Assist in preparation of manuscripts resulting from data generated in research projects.

* Participates in and present data at weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

* Position requires a Bachelor of Science or similar degree. One plus years of experience working in a research lab is considered beneficial, but not required.

* Experience working with mice in a laboratory setting is considered beneficial, but not required.

* Person must be reliable, pay attention to details, meticulous in record keeping, capable of working independently, possess superior verbal and written communication skills and work well as part of a team.

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.