Research Technician in immune monitoring

MGH

Charlestown, MA, USA Remote / WFH

Nov 15

_Research Technician- Clinical immune monitoring _
*Description*

A position is open for a full time Research Technician at the MGH Cancer Center in the Immune Monitoring Laboratory. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of this service-orientated, clinically focused research laboratory.

The mission of the laboratory is to provide comprehensive high quality immune monitoring that is innovative and enables translational research of immune-based therapies. This position is ideal for driven candidates who are interested in being a trusted member of a scientific team working on the cutting edge of immune monitoring in immunotherapy clinical trials. This is a unique opportunity for scientific growth and interaction in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.

*Responsibilities*

The candidate is expected to independently carry out the daily activities of the laboratory with minimal supervision. Staff must work to GCLP standards.

Duties include but are not restricted to:
* Process and bank blood from patients undergoing immune-based therapy.

* Maintain accurate sample storage and record keeping.

* Perform multi-color flow cytometry and basic data analysis.

* Quantification of cytokine and soluble receptors in plasma using Luminex and ELISA.

* Extraction of DNA and RNA from patient samples.

* Perform ddPCR for monitoring CAR-T expansion.

* Perform Nanostring bulk RNA analysis and first line data QC

* Train new lab members in the various techniques.

* Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment.

* Document any technical issues and the corrective action required.

* Inventory and reagent ordering.

* Contribute to assay development, quality control processes, and technical validation.

*Qualifications*

-Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant subject is required.

-While experience in a clinical or research laboratory is desirable, we are willing to train the right candidate.

-Experience with flow cytometry and molecular techniques is desirable.

-Must be conscientious and organized, capable of juggling multiple tasks and competing priorities.

-Meticulous attention to detail is essential.

-Interested in learning new skills and comfortable working without supervision after suitable training.

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to work as part of the team.

-Experience in problem solving within the laboratory setting.

*Primary Location*

MA-Charlestown- 149 13th Street – Mass General Hospital, Boston USA

*Please contact Dr. Kathleen Gallagher for more information on the role and visit our website to find out more about the IML *

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $21.00 - $23.61 per hour

Benefits:
* Health insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Charlestown, MA 02129: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:
* Associate (Required)

Willingness to travel:
* 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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