Research Technician - Department of Immunology, School of Medicine - (19001580)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Department of Immunology is a community of scientists focused on the role of the immune system in healthy individuals, the protection of individuals from pathogens, and the systems that govern pathogen clearance and the initiation of autoimmune diseases. Faculty members are studying a variety of clinical problems, including arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, host-pathogen interactions, and the activation of immune cells. A central theme within the department is the effort to understand the inflammatory response and the regeneration and repair mechanisms that restore normal functioning to damaged tissue. Faculty members in the department are using diverse approaches to look at the whole organism and its component tissues, cells and molecules in order to address fundamental questions in normal physiology and the mechanisms of human disease. Our laboratory uses a combination of biochemical, molecular, and dynamic imaging techniques to understand how the receptors of the adaptive and innate immune systems initiate the responses required for effective immunity to pathogens. We primarily study the activation of immune cells via antigen receptors and pathogen-sensing receptors.
Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, the Research Technician 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 position requires working with primary blood cells, retroviral and lentiviral transduction procedures, and work with laboratory animals (mice).
Bachelor's degree in science with up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures.
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: Department of Immunology
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2019, 3:26:28 PM
Internal Number: 19001580
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