Research Technician - Microbiology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 17356
The faculty in MBM are united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development, and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.
What You'll Do
The position will involve a blend of an independent laboratory based research project, assisting others with their projects and a small amount of lab management. Duties will include: cell culture maintenance and experiments, performing bench laboratory experiments, and some lab management. The successful candidate must be able to easily work with and communicate positively with others and extremely well organized and should have a BA or ScB in a scientific discipline. Training will be provided for the laboratory based research, but prior experience with sterile technique, tissue culture, microbiological manipulations and/or FACS analysis will be strongly favored.
What We're Looking For
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a BS or BA in a Biological science and preferably with one year or more of laboratory experience.
Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are critical.
Previous experience with cell culture, working with microbiology and/or molecular biology are strongly preferred but not required.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Work hours may vary due to the nature of the experiments being performed including short hours on one or two weekend days a month.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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