Job Description: Animal Technician

Center for Engineered Therapeutics at the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School is seeking an excellent Animal Technician for conducting in vivo studies with the laboratory researchers and assisting basic laboratory management with the PIs.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

Schedule: Full-time (Monday - Friday 10 am – 5 pm, 35 hours per week) and 4 weeks paid vacation

Basic Qualifications: At least two years of experience in rodent animal handling with basic techniques related to survival surgery, intraperitoneal (IP) / intravenous (IV) / subcutaneous injection, and oral administration, and tissue collection. Experience in the development of tumor models with bone metastasis will be a significant advantage.

A technician who is open to learning new technologies and skillsets from laboratory researchers is preferred. A technician should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work together with the lab researchers to carry out research projects. A technician should be able to follow safety requirements in the research laboratory and animal facility. A technician is expected to train basic in vivo surgery procedures to laboratory research members, assist in the writing and submission of animal test protocols/amendments, and track controlled substance usages to ensure compliance. Weekend and holiday work might be occasionally required for animal management and other emergencies.

Additional information

A technician will also have an opportunity to learn other techniques in molecular cell biology (e.g., histology, flow cytometry, PCR, etc.) and researches in medicine & biomedical fields to grow and publish together. A technician will also be expected to assist the PIs with the basic laboratory operational management by acting as a laboratory safety manager, performing regular ordering/maintenance of the laboratory resources, and assisting onboarding new personnel.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers generous benefits, including some of the best healthcare plans available, long term disability insurance and life insurance, tax sheltered annuities, employees assistance programs, subsidy on MBTA card, etc (https://www.brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/careers/benefits-overview).

We are seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to do exciting and creative research, especially in the field of biomaterials, tissue engineering, cancer biology, and immunology. We expect postdoctoral researchers to do high impact research, which can contribute to the science community and help patients. A career at the Center for Engineered Therapeutics will offer you the opportunity to learn how to define important questions, solve problems, manage teams, and translating biological understandings into the clinic.

The center will provide training in experiment design, result analysis, scientific writing, and other guidance for the career development. We are fully equipped for material synthesis and characterization, bioengineering, immunochemistry, synthetic chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, in vitro assays and in vivo studies. In addition to professional research training in the center, the researchers will be exposed to high-level seminars and conferences held at Harvard and MIT.

For applying, please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae including the name of three referees, and brief write up on past research, addressed to Drs.Shiladitya Sengupta (shiladit@mit.edu) & Hae Lin Jang (haelin@mit.edu), Co-Directors of CET (cet.bwh@gmail.com).

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.