The Ott Laboratory (www.ottlab.org) is recruiting a research technician with an interest in early-stage cancer drug development. The ideal candidate will have a BS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or computational biology. The position requires skills in biology laboratory techniques including cancer cell culture, and assay development. Familiarity with computational tools useful for genomics and epigenomics research is desirable but not required. The research technician will be primarily responsible for running high-throughput drug screening experiments together with other laboratory staff.
The position requires a high level of self-motivation, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work diligently and cooperatively with others. Successful applicants will be able to work independently after being trained in assay techniques, maintain high standards of laboratory safety, and display the intellectual curiosity required to effectively participate in multidisciplinary projects.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Principal duties are to assist in experiments for research projects under supervision of the project head and the PI of the laboratory. Specifically, the lab is part of the MGH Cancer Center and is dedicated to discovering the gene expression control factors that are essential for cancer cell survival.
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Good communication skills
Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
Ability to perform multiple tasks independently
Careful attention to detail
Must be self-motivated
Excellent verbal and written communciation skills
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Computational Biology.
0-1 years research and laboratory experience are required, which could be gained as part of undergraduate education/training.
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