G ENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Working very independently under the general supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Sandro Santagata, and working collaboratively with members of the Department of Pathology at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology (LSP) at HMS and the Ludwig Center at Harvard to develop and implement multiplexing technologies for imaging pathology specimens, including proteins, RNA and DNA point mutations. This is an outstanding opportunity for a team-oriented individual with interest in quantitative biology to develop expertise with multiparametric, high dimensional pathology imaging, data analysis and data visualization.
The Technical Research Assistant is required to read the literature to understand the principles of the research being conducted and to establish new techniques as needed by the principle investigator to accomplish research objectives. The individual is also required to trouble-shoot results, and recommend improvements and alternative approaches to experimental design and existing techniques and for training personnel as needed.
We are seeking applications from highly self-motivated individuals with excellent communication skills (written and spoken), and an interest in working principally in a team environment on diverse collaborative projects.
We are seeking individuals with training in biomedical engineering and in microscopy and with experience in data science with MATLAB programming and with ImageJ.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To independently plan experiments, develop protocols and report data to the PI.
Will independently perform routine and non-routine, moderate and complex experiments in areas spanning genomics, molecular biology and chemical biology of brain tumors using in vitro and cell culture.
Develop new techniques for accomplishing the objectives of experiments.
Acquire and analyze data and present results to the P.I. Participate in data interpretation. Make suggestions for changes in the experimental protocol.
Perform independent literature searches as needed to independently achieve goals.
Train personnel on molecular biology as well as biochemical and genomic techniques
Maintain supplies and order new supplies.
Maintain equipment. This requires updating software, interfacing with company representatives to fix equipment malfunctions and negotiating and maintaining equipment service contracts.
Maintain established department policies, procedures and objectives, including such areas as quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
All other duties as assigned.
Present research results at lab meetings
Bachelor of Science degree in a biological/physical science or equivalent required.
Experience with quantitative biology and data science is desired.
Expecting a continuation of 2 year commitment.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: