Research Technician - Microbiology, School of Medicine-18001324

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Research Technician - Microbiology, School of Medicine-18001324

The faculty in MBM are united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development, and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.

Under supervision of the principal investigator, other lab members, and senior scientists in neighboring labs who are intimately familiar with the techniques required, the Research Technician will conduct a variety of experiments using a variety of skills, which includes culturing bacterial and mammalian cells, performing fixed-cell and live-cell microscopy, making mesoscale and high-throughput measurements, using microfluidic devices, quantitative image analysis, MATLAB programming, and data-driven modeling. In these capacities, the Research Technician will also record test results and analyze data using statistics. The strongest candidates will have computer programming and quantitative analysis skills.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS degree in the life sciences, with up to 1 year of prior lab science experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with a strong quantitative or computational background are preferred.
  • Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are critical.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products, statistical/quantitative analysis and computation is necessary.
  • Previous experience working with molecular biology and/or cell biology techniques are preferred.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional need to work beyond regular work hours, holidays, or weekends as experiments demand.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Research
Organization: Microbiology-Basic Sci/Medical
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 5, 2018, 12:58:06 PM





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Posted: 6/15/2018
Application Due: 6/23/2018
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