GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
This NIH-funded lab moved from Seattle to MGH in June 2009, studying lung infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, with emphasis on chronic airway infection in cystic fibrosis (CF). The PI is a physician scientist (Director of the CF Basic Science Program at MGH, and Associate Director of the CF Clinical Program, MGH Department of Pediatrics). Major aims are to define characteristics that influence the course of infection and resistance to antibiotics, and to devise new treatment strategies. The research specialist will work closely with the PI and other members of the research team to define novel loci involved in Pseudomonas antibiotic resistance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a field of biomedical science plus at least five years of prior postdoctoral experience.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and verify investigative procedures; design experiments (10% FTE)
• Perform and document experiments, analyze experimental results (65% FTE)
• Create reports, presentations, and manuscripts (15% FTE)
• Assist PI in drafting of grant applications (5% FTE)
• Supervise junior research technicians and/or undergraduate lab assistants (5% FTE)
• Ability to make independent effective decisions
• Strong research design and analytical skills.
• Strong database statistical skills.
• In-depth knowledge of field of research.
7+ years of research-related experience
Supervise junior research technicians and/or undergraduate lab assistants (5% FTE)
Massachusetts General Hospital - 23 months ago