GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery (CEMS) is a place where scientific rigor and creativity are matched by a sense of sharing and community, bringing technology to the forefront of biomedical research and the practice of medicine. The CEMS draws strength from its diversity and collaborative spirit, and from its affiliations with surrounding biomedical research institutions including, the Harvard Medical School, the Shriners Burns Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The emphasis of CEMS on collaboration serves to remove the boundaries separating the engineering, scientific and clinical disciplines. The physical layout and research activities in the CEMS follow the same principles with an open-bay configuration, interdisciplinary group meetings and a focus on highly challenging cutting-edge problems.
Primary responsibilities of the Research Technician I will be to perform weekly rat and human hepatocyte isolations for use by lab members and research community. In addition, the technician will work together with postdoctoral fellows and faculty and participate in research, and therefore good analytical skills and independent thinking are critical.
General duties will include collection of and accurate recording of procedures and results, maintenance of the perfusion systems, ordering of the necessary reagents to conduct experiments, and participation in joint upkeep of the lab. The technician will be asked to participate in the interpretation of the results of experiments through conferencing with senior lab personnel or principal investigator and collaborate with principal investigator in writing material for publication; will be acknowledged as an author when appropriate.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
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