Full-time, Paid, Research Technician, Pathology and Radiology

October 25, 2022

Tues., Sept. 13

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Pathology and Radiology Departments

Position Description
The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a research technician to join their team in the Pathology and Radiology Departments.

They are investigating the correlation of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRS/MRI) with histopathology to develop less-invasive diagnostic tools for many different types of diseases, including cancers and neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s. Additional projects include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis of biofluid samples and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of tissue samples from patients and animal models. 
This position is perfect for a recent graduate looking to bolster their résumé in order to apply to medical or graduate school in 1 or 2 years. The Research Technician will be an integral member of the team and make important contributions on a variety of research activities. Training will be provided to the right candidate as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting tissue samples and conduct MRS/MRI analysis of ex vivo tissue samples 
  • Conducting NMR analysis of urine and cell media samples
  • Performing histopathological analysis on analyzed tissue
  • Assisting faculty with grant writing, grant reviews, and manuscript writing
  • Working with the team's biostatistician to perform data analysis
  • Processing raw data to create analyzable spectra 
  • Reviewing pathology reports and medical records from subjects to correlate with pathological and radiological findings
  • Maintaining regular communication with collaborators and working with them on sample collection, delivery, and analysis
  • Performing administrative duties such as ordering supplies, faxing, filing, IRB submission, and lab equipment maintenance scheduling
  • Assisting visiting medical students with research and administrative processes

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior research experience a plus

Time Commitment


To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr. Leo L. Cheng.