• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/15/2018 10:10 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-13065
    Category
    Hidden (24988)
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    17
  • Overview

    • Participates in translational researches in GU oncology on different aspects of kidney, bladder and prostate cancers.
    • Performs technical procedures as directed, including processing of patient blood samples, DNA and RNA isolations, performing molecular biological experiments addressing mechanisms involved in cancer development/ progression and drug resistance.
    • Banking patient specimen, entering patient specimen information into
    • Institutional database and coordinating with CRCs on sample shipping and delivery. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
    • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies. Collaborates with Purchasing and may be responsible for negotiating with vendors.
    • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals.
    • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
    • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May be expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff. 
    • Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
    • Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
    • Monitors laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.
    • Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
    • May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
    • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
    • May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy. 
    • May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
    • May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.

     

    Qualifications

    • Minimal degree- B.S. or equivalent.  Computer and some computational skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, Good attention to details, Ability to work independently, and good interpersonal skills.
    • A commitment of minimal two years.

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