A job opening is immediately available for a Research Technician with previous experience working in a laboratory, at a minimum in an undergraduate laboratory. The position is for someone with a BA/BS degree in the biological sciences and an interest in medical and microbiological research on the human microbiome. The work requires previous coursework and at least one year of laboratory experience in microbiology, molecular biology, and handling of human specimens. Experience working with high throughput assays is a plus.
The work would focus on the interactions between environmental exposures, the microbiome and human disease, investigated via 'omics and other "big data" approaches. The applicant will be working with large observational studies, clinical trials, and biobanking. There are opportunities to participate in authorship of publications. The position would be anticipated to last for at least 2 years.
Our research laboratory (https://www.lai-lab.com/) focuses on how environmental exposures affect the human microbiome and chronic lung diseases such as asthma. We currently have several domestic and international projects, including studies focused on the school microbiome and virome and lung disease, global health studies on air pollution and chemical exposures, and work on immune dysregulation in COVID-19.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing motivation for applying for this position and applicable prior experience, a resume, and transcript.Qualifications
- Knowledge of sterile technique and molecular methods
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Ability to resolve technical problems and analytical skills
- Ability to quickly learn new skills
- Ability to maintain a detailed laboratory and well organized record of research performed and results obtained.
- Proficiency in computer software (familiarity with R is a strength)
At least undergraduate laboratory experience plus summer laboratory experience is required, preferably one year of full-time laboratory experience. Familiarity with the R programming language is a plus.
Duties will be performed in a research laboratory.
Work will be conducted over a forty-hour work week; actual schedule can be flexible.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.