Research Technician - Department of Immunology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001612
Research Technician - Department of Immunology, School of Medicine - (21001612)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Department of Immunology maintains research programs that focus on translational and basic research in areas relevant to human disease. The strength of the department lies with an integrated faculty interested in understanding how immunological, physiological and metabolic pathways interact to produce dysregulated, innate and adaptive host responses in a wide array of chronic diseases. These include autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, transplantation, infectious diseases, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Our goal is to become a world-class center for the study of inflammation and the targeted development of novel therapeutics for both treatment and prevention of immune-mediated diseases.
Under close supervision of Principal Investigator and senior lab members, conducts a variety of routine experiments following established immunological procedures and protocols, which may include performing routine immune assays, tissue culture, gel electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. May also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, new bioinformatics tools (based on interest and expertise), maintain and organize laboratory materials, equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies.
Basic Requirements: Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:
Bachelor's degree in science with up to one year of relevant laboratory experience
Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures.
Good organizational skills and communication skills.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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