Research Lab Technician


55 Fruit Street

The Charles lab is seeking a full-time research technician at MGH. Focus of the Charles lab is the evaluation of host-pathogen interactions and immune responses during human infection with Vibrio cholerae (the cause of cholera) and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (the cause of typhoid fever). We study immune responses to these pathogens, with overall goal to better understand the development of protective immunity against these pathogens and to identify novel antigens for vaccine and diagnostic assay development. The position in the lab will include working with an internationally recognized, highly collaborative, and multidisciplinary team of investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health with international collaborators in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.

Research technicians collaborating with our group frequently go on to pursue careers in medicine or pursue graduate degrees in microbiology or immunology.

Please note: this position is based in Boston and does not involve international travel.

Also, given the specialized nature of our research methodology, we ask our research technicians to make a two-year commitment.

**When applying, please attach both a cover letter and resume.**
Can also apply directly at Position: 3185573

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following activities:
• Conduct daily activities in the laboratory including the following:
o Biomedical assays and techniques (e.g. cell/tissue processing and maintenance, cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, quantitative PCR)
o Immunological assays (ELISA, western blot, flow cytometry)
o Specimen and sample preparation
• Assist in abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation
• Present study results to the team
• Provide general administrative support and lab maintenance

• Bachelor’s degree in a life science field
• At least two yea’s of relevant laboratory experience
• Ability to interact professionally at all levels

Additional Qualifications
• Strong academic performance: 3.5 cumulative GPA strongly preferred
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Excel).
• Familiarity with statistical programming software.
• Intellectual independence and initiative
• Ability to quickly learn new techniques.
• Exceptional time management skills

compensation: Pay commensurate with experience

employment type: full-time

job title: Research Lab Technician

non-profit organization

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