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Laboratory Technical Associate

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Overall Responsibility:Uses highly specialized scientific knowledge and technical expertise to help design and implement projects that support key areas of research for a lab or group. Facilitates project completion, addresses technical problems, and determines the methods to be used in research. Summarizes and may present project results, including writing and editing reports and papers for publication. Supervises lab personnel and the daily activities of the lab or group.--

  • Consults with Principal Investigator to identify major research goals of the lab. Uses highly specialized scientific knowledge and technical expertise to independently design key research projects that support the lab's overall research goals.--
  • Implements projects and facilitates their completion, supervises and assigns work to lab personnel by coordinating and overseeing the smaller and varied investigations that support the lab/group's major projects. Monitors progress of projects.--
  • May determine the methods and experimental controls to be used in research. Assists in implementing changes in protocols or methods, assists with the training of lab personnel on new methodologies.--
  • Helps ensure that project supports, such as software, are in place in accordance with project requirements.--
  • May facilitate cooperation with WIBR departments and outside collaborators to obtain necessary project resources and support.--
  • Analyzes results and addresses complex technical problems; reports to PI or project manager. Consults scientific literature and collaborates with other researchers from the scientific community as needed. May manage a database to compile and present results in a meaningful manner.--
  • May write and edit reports and papers for presentation and publication, may assist PI or lab manager with writing and editing as needed.--
  • May direct the coordination of material and supply needs for the lab, orders basic lab supplies, and assists the Purchasing department with arranging for the servicing and maintaining major lab equipment. Interacts with vendors to investigate novel supplies and technologies.
  • Maintains Lab records, compliance with safety, biohazard and radioactivity guidelines.--
  • Maintains mouse colonies including maintaining a breeding colony of mice and ensuring an available supply of experimental projects, basic animal handling, and genotyping (PCR/qPCR).--
  • Recording census and update weekly on the lab channel.
  • Other related tasks as required.--
  • Maintains laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.--
    • Bachelor's degree in biology and 1-2 years of experience in a research laboratory,--
    • Some project management experience strongly preferred.--
    • Must possess demonstrated ability and knowledge to design and conduct research independently.--
    • Knowledge of various scientific databases and experience with publishing or presenting experimental results highly desirable.--
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills required.----


Keywords: Planet Pharma, Cambridge , Laboratory Technical Associate, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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