Research Technician I at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Position available for a highly motivated research technician to join our enthusiastic diverse team to help develop cutting-edge therapies for neurological disorders using Drosophila and human cell line disease models. The research technician will assist in projects investigating disease mechanisms and discovery of therapeutic targets, as well as design and testing of potential novel treatments.

Responsibilities will include: 1) Molecular cloning to generate CRISPR gene editing and transgenic constructs (DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, PCR, plasmid cloning); 2) Maintenance of Drosophila stocks and genetic crosses, Drosophila behavioral assays; 3) Protein analysis (SDS-PAGE and western blotting); Biochemical assays (assaying for protein glycosylation).

Opportunities also include developing individual projects and contributing to high-profile publications as an author.

Bachelor's degree in biology or related field is required. Research experience, either as a technician or undergraduate independent research project preferred, but not required. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently after training, with attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Website: Position is available immediately. Send resume with references and a cover letter to Dr. Jim Walker (


  • Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e., - pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.)

  • Maintains laboratory notebook

  • Understands and applies basic scientific techniques

  • Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results

  • Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed

  • Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment

  • May perform independent literature searches

  • Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation

  • Maintains and orders supplies



  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Good communication skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Working knowledge of clinical research protocols

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks independently


  • Bachelor's degree required.


  • Research experience, either as a technician or undergraduate independent research project preferred, but not required.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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