BFT - Research Technician I
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


Job Info


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

A research assistant position is available in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The candidate should be self-motivated and is interested in learning and studying cognitive function, Alzheimer's disease, postoperative cognitive dysfunction and anesthesia neurotoxicity using multidisciplinary approaches, which include cellular and molecular biology, immunochemistry, and behavioral analyses.

Our team studies anesthesia/surgery and memory loss among patients post-surgery. While anesthesia does allow patients to undergo surgery, its neurotoxic components may have an impact on more vulnerable populations, particularly children and geriatric patients. We are looking at a few different biomarkers to see whether certain patterns are more present among the sub-population of elderly patients that do develop delirium post-surgery.

Please note this position is temporary in nature and not eligible for benefits.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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, including animal anesthesia, surgery, and behavior studies
  • Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
  • May perform independent literature searches
  • Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
  • Maintains and orders supplies

    GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

    A research assistant position is available in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The candidate should be self-motivated and is interested in learning and studying cognitive function, Alzheimer's disease, postoperative cognitive dysfunction and anesthesia neurotoxicity using multidisciplinary approaches, which include cellular and molecular biology, immunochemistry, and behavioral analyses.

    Our team studies anesthesia/surgery and memory loss among patients post-surgery. While anesthesia does allow patients to undergo surgery, its neurotoxic components may have an impact on more vulnerable populations, particularly children and geriatric patients. We are looking at a few different biomarkers to see whether certain patterns are more present among the sub-population of elderly patients that do develop delirium post-surgery.

    Please note this position is temporary in nature and not eligible for benefits.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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, including animal anesthesia, surgery, and behavior studies
  • Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
  • May perform independent literature searches
  • Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
  • Maintains and orders supplies


Qualifications
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • 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

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree required.

EXPERIENCE:

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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

N/A

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

N/A

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The candidate will be working in standard MGH research laboratory and with small animals (mice and rats) in MGH animal facility.

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.



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