Research Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Liao Laboratory

Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Center for Regenerative Medicine

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

Looking for a highly motivated individual to join a research program in human genetics, craniofacial development and neural crest stem cell biology that strives to make a transformative impact on craniofacial malformations. This position is ideal for candidates interested in working at the interface of basic and translational biomedical research, and is a unique opportunity for scientific growth, interacting in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment and for training in a variety of sophisticated experimental approaches.

Employing Department and Institution: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.


The candidate is expected to independently carry out the daily activities of the laboratory with minimal supervision. Duties include:

  • Molecular biology, cloning, iPS cell cultures, zebrafish maintenance, wholemount RNA in situ.

  • Assisting lab personnel with routine experiments.

  • Documenting, compiling, and analyzing information obtained from laboratory experiments.

  • Development of own project, new experimental techniques and assays and familiarity with statistical analysis.

  • Systematic generation and maintenance of database/inventory of all lab supplies, plasmids, bacterial stocks, lab records and mouse colony. Maintain compliance with safety, biohazard and radioactivity guidelines. Communicates and coordinates with all lab members to ensure adherence to lab protocols.

  • Training of new lab members in various techniques.

  • Coordinate summer interns and organize lab outings, retreats, and other events.


Minimum degree and field of knowledge: B.S./B.A. in Biology, Cell Biology or Molecular Biology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Recommended research experience: 1 year of laboratory experience or more. Prior experience with molecular biology and genetic models preferred.

Required Skills:

  • 1 year of experience in a research laboratory (can be during undergraduate education if extensive research experience was acquired, e.g. a thesis project)

  • Must be highly motivated and organized, prudent in time management and capable of juggling multiple tasks and competing priorities.

  • Must be very comfortable working with zebrafish, able to contribute to feeding of zebrafish on weekdays and participate in weekend feeding schedule.

  • Quick to learn new skills on the job and work independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving/analytical skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts in a fast paced environment. Must be a team player.

  • Critical thinking skills and attention to detail are required.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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