Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology - (19001563)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
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, microbiome effects on the host, 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 close supervision of Principal Investigator, conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. May also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies. The major functions of this position are to conduct experiments and to organize the laboratory. Duties will include: use of a murine model of Candida albicans gastrointestinal colonization to study the effect of colonization on the host; construction of C. albicans mutant strains; assist with maintenance of human organoids in tissue culture; ordering supplies and maintaining required paperwork. Past technicians have been co-authors on publications from the laboratory. The successful candidate must be personable and extremely well organized and should have a BA or ScB in a scientific discipline. Training will be provided for the techniques required to conduct the research project.
Bachelor's degree in science with up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are critical.
Previous experience with animal modeling, working with microbiology and/or molecular biology are preferred but not required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Microbiology-Basic Sci/Medical
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 8, 2019, 4:00:00 AM
Internal Number: 19001563
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