Research Technician Position at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

10 February 2023

The Cheng Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking a Research Technician to join our team in the Pathology and Radiology Departments. The lab is investigating the correlation of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRS/MRI) with histopathology to develop less-invasive diagnostic tools for many different types of diseases, including cancers and neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s. Additional projects include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis of biofluid samples and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of tissue samples from patients and animal models. This position is perfect for a recent graduate looking to bolster his or her résumé in order to apply to medical or graduate school in 1 or 2 years.

The Research Technician will be an integral member of the team and make important contributions on a variety of research activities, including:

  1. Collect tissue samples and conduct MRS/MRI analysis of ex vivo tissue samples
  2. Conduct NMR analysis of urine and cell media samples
  3. Perform histopathological analysis on analyzed tissue
  4. Assist faculty with grant writing, grant reviews, and manuscript writing
  5. Work with our biostatistician to perform data analysis
  6. Process raw data to create analyzable spectra
  7. Review pathology reports and medical records from subjects to correlate with pathological and radiological findings
  8. Maintain regular communication with collaborators and work with them on sample collection, delivery, and analysis
  9. Perform administrative duties such as ordering supplies, faxing, filing, IRB submission, and lab equipment maintenance scheduling
  10. Assist visiting medical students with research and administrative processes

We are looking for an independent, self-motivated, and energetic individual looking to conduct stimulating research. The ideal person would possess excellent writing and grammar skills, a background in laboratory science, and a personable demeanor. The RT will learn about exciting new areas of research while playing an important role in these research projects. The ideal candidate will have a BA or BS; prior research experience is a plus but not required. We are happy to train the right person for the position. Salary is quite competitive, and the MGH/ Harvard reputation is self-evident.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Leo L. Cheng