Research Technician
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

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We are looking for an exceptional candidate to work on advanced technology development projects at the intersection of liquid biopsy, exosome biology and RNA modifications. The ideal candidate has a strong passion for research and is interested in pursuing an MD/PhD program. Previous experience with droplet digital PCR, sequencing and/or data analysis is highly desired but not required. In this role you will participate in cutting edge research and learn a range of novel technologies being developed in the lab and interact with a highly skilled team of researchers, clinicians, students and staff. You will work with minimal supervision and report to the PI during one-to-one meetings as well as during weekly lab meetings. You will be required to perform literature search to determine optimized methods or establish best practices for new protocols/methods. You will be presenting your work at local and national meetings and assist preparing figures and manuscripts. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.


Performs Duties of Research Technician II:

  • Literature search of studies relevant to the projects
  • Executes protocols of non-routine experiments.
  • Assists PI with determining the most suitable methodology.
  • Performs basic design and modification of protocols.
  • Calculates, transcribes and analyzes data.
  • Prepares and presents reports.
  • Calculates, transcribes and analyzes data.
  • Organizes and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques.
  • Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation
  • Participates in the design of experiments or field work.
  • Ordering reagents/supplies for the lab
  • Maintain an organized lab and clean order list and supplies available in the lab
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multitask efficiency
  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
  • Working knowledge of data management programs
  • High Degree of computer literacy
  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies.
  • Competence and knowledge in several laboratory methods including molecular biology, protein chemistry, immunohistochemistry and biochemistry.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with other lab members (fellows, students, etc.) with good judgment, organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.
  • Ability to problem-solve, utilizing analytical skills and technical knowledge.
  • Ability to appropriately use data management programs.
  • Ability and willingness to work safely with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to sustain working long stretches of time at desk, computer, or lab bench.
  • Ability to lift and install equipment such as centrifuge rotors for certain experiments
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Good math skills, library skills, documentation techniques, time management, and organizational techniques in routine duties.


Bachelor's degree required with a major in one of the Biological Sciences.

Lab-based coursework is strongly preferred


Minimum of 1 year of directly related experience


May serve as team leader to lab assistants and Research Technician I.


Duties will be performed in a research laboratory.

Work will be conducted over a forty-hour workweek, but 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.

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