Research Technician
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

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The Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH is seeking a Research Technician to work with a dynamic, results-oriented, and diverse group of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment applies to staff members at all levels as well as the patient populations we care for. The ID Division is looking to hire a Research Technician who demonstrates these same values to join our team.

The Research Technician's role will work with the Principal Investigator and project staff to explore structure-activity relationships of human antimicrobial mini proteins known as defensins. The main project includes:

  • Synthesizing a series of mutant defensins
  • Testing mutant defensins for their antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and toxic properties
  • Developing these mutant defensins or portions thereof as novel antibiotics
  • Interfacing with collaborators to complete animal research with lead compounds
  • Evaluation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The position offers a stimulating, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment and the opportunity to contribute to NIH-funded research. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be assisting in experimental design and implementation, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.


The start date for this position will be as soon as possible and may run as long as 6/30/2024, though exact dates on either side are negotiable.


The Research Technician may participate in all phases of research and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Oversee day-to-day study experimental design and implementation
  • Assist in abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation
  • Help prepare grant progress reports, applications, and related documents
  • Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars
  • Assist in manuscript preparation
  • Solution preparation, ordering, and maintenance


Duties will be carried out primarily in a typical hybrid office environment.

The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so classified.



The position requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in the sciences. Additionally, prior experience working in a research laboratory for approximately 1-2 years is preferred.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with peptide synthesis, purification, and characterization
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  • Mammalian cell culture
Additional qualifications:
  • Demonstrated expertise in research and project management
  • Strong academic performance
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Capacity to manipulate, organize, and analyze large amounts of data
  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel) as well as the ability to learn new software applications
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with team members
  • Intellectual independence, initiative, and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally at all levels


Quantitative, analytical, computer and English language (spoken and written) skills are required.

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

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