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Research Technician

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Bioanalytical research technician (RT) position available at the A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown to support the evaluation of molecular imaging probes in animal models of disease. The RT works as part of a team to perform research studies. The RT collects and analyzes study data as well as documents, compiles and maintains research data.
In vitro and ex vivo tissue analysis
Candidate will be trained on cell culture and immunohistochemistry techniques, but experience is a plus.
Candidate must:
Maintain cell lines
Perform cell fluorescence microscopy studies
Prepare ex vivo tissue for histological analyses
Perform immunohistochemistry staining
Run analyses and analyze data
Generate data summaries to report to senior scientists
Small animal handling and in vivo MRI.
Candidate will be trained, and studies will be performed alongside the senior investigator
Candidate must:
Handle rodents in preparation for experiment
Cannulate rodents for imaging probe administration
Collect tissue for ex vivo analyses
Assist during in vivo MRI experiments
Compile imaging data and analyze
Generate data summaries to report to senior scientists
Chemical and biochemical assays
General wet lab knowledge is required for this project
A variety of assays using standard protocols are performed in the lab. These involve:
Protein preparation, quantification using standard techniques like Western blot, SDS-PAGE
UV-Vis, Fluorescence
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) of samples for elemental analysis
Data analysis using Excel or GraphPad Prism
Reporting data summaries to senior scientists
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.  
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 
A Research Technician II performs the duties of a Research Technician I (above) and may also: 
Execute protocols of non-routine experiments 
Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology 
Perform basic design and modification of protocols 
Calculate, transcribe and analyze data 
Prepare and present reports 
Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques. 
Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation. 
Participate in the design of experiments or field work. 
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 
The Research Technician II should also possess: 
Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical problems 
Ability to interpret acceptability of data results 
Working knowledge of data management programs 
Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies 
Responsibilities include operation and routine maintenance of laboratory instruments, execution, and interpretation of bioanalytical assays, ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies. 
Minimum Required: Bachelor's
Preferred: Master's Degree

New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.
Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.
Position involves working in a biomedical imaging research lab. The employee will work in a general office environment and a wet lab (chemistry/biology) environment.