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Research Technologist - Drug Discovery and Translational Research
Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, Massachusetts
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Job description:


The Slaugenhaupt lab in the Center for Human Genetic Research is seeking a highly motivated and well-organized candidate for a full-time research technologist position to assist post-docs and Principal Investigator in current research projects. Our lab focuses on two neurological disorders, familial dysautonomia (FD) and mucolipidosis type IV (MLIV), as well as the common cardiac disorder mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Primary responsibilities are to perform experiments for research projects under supervision of the project head and the PI of the laboratory. The perfect candidate is enthusiastic and passionate about solving scientific problems, has proven research experience performing molecular or cellular biology techniques and has at least basic experience with model organisms.


The Research Technologist will work independently and perform routine/non-routine techniques such as:

DNA/RNA isolation from cells and tissues.
PCR, RT-PCR and quantitative PCR.
Protein extraction and Western blot.
Eukaryotic cell culture and transfection.
Model system dissections.
Histological analysis and immunohistochemistry.
Colony maintenance including breeding, genotyping and maintaining a database.
Attend and participate in lab meetings, including preparing reports and presenting progress.
Assist in preparation of manuscripts, poster presentations, and project reports.
Contribute to troubleshooting experiments and developing new laboratory processes and techniques
Maintain detailed laboratory notebook.
Assists with maintenance of laboratory records in compliance with safety and biohazard guidelines.


The work will be performed at our lab in the Simches Research Center, located on Cambridge Street at the main MGH campus in Boston.

Education, training, experience:

EDUCATION: BA/BS Required. Preferred degree in biology, cell biology, or molecular biology

EXPERIENCE: Requires 3 plus years of directly related and progressively more responsible experience in a research laboratory environment.

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.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital, established in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $450 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, cutaneous biology, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, transplantation biology and photomedicine. In 1994, MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital joined to form Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system comprising the two academic medical centers, specialty and community hospitals, a network of physician groups, and non-acute and home health services.

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