Research Technician II
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POST DATE 5/4/2020
END DATE 7/3/2020
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The candidate will participate in developing new microfluidic technologies and biological assays for liquid biopsy research. The candidate will perform a wide variety of tasks encompassing engineering and basic science related to: microfluidic device design, microfluidic device production, biofluid processing and handling, immunohistochemistry, cellular assay development and testing, biophysical modeling, and image and data analysis. The candidate will be expected to work with a large team of medical doctors and basic scientists to help provide support for the liquid biopsy research team. In addition, the candidate will perform other research-specific tasks under the guidance of BioMEMS Resource Center faculty.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Under the general supervision of faculty or postdoctoral fellows, the technician will perform a wide variety of tasks encompassing engineering and basic science related to microfluidic device production, biofluid processing and handling, immunohistochemistry, cellular assay development and testing, biophysical modeling, and image and data analysis. The candidate will be expected to work well with a large team of research fellows and medical doctors to help provide support for new microfluidic technologies for cell and molecular analyses.
2. Collect and critically analyze data, organize this data, and present data to project manager and/or to the project team. Discuss any observed experimental conditions that may need to be modified with PI and/or Senior personnel.
3. Implement and document new protocols.
4. Work within a team-oriented system to maintain a functioning laboratory environment, including: ordering common laboratory reagents, coordinating for use of laboratory equipment, and maintaining a clean, safe workspace.
B.S. degree in engineering (mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering) or science (biology, chemistry, or physics)
One to 3 years working in a research lab.
- a sound understanding of basic science and engineering principles with a firm grasp of experimental techniques
- ability to learn new experimental techniques relevant to the fields of microfabrication, cell and molecular biology, and clinical medicine
- exceptional attention to detail with the ability to critically analyze, interpret, and present data
- self-motivated and able to work independently
- basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis
- comfortable working with clinical specimens (e.g. human blood)
- the candidate should feel comfortable working under deadline pressures producing, supporting, and developing tools, analyzing and presenting results to fellow scientists
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