Research Technician

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 171355-1A
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2021
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Under the general supervision of the Director of Cancer Biology, performance of specimen collection, study coordination, and cell and molecular biology techniques.  In addition to the performance of these duties, design and execute novel experimental techniques integrating advances in biotechniques.  Provides a variety of support to the professional and support staff of the Institution.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Collects and processes biospecimens from patients
  2. Maintains regulatory documentation for assigned studies.
  3. Knowledge and experience in the implementation of all aspects of biomarker/clinical trials research
  4. Responsible for oversight of support staff
  5. Develops sponsor contacts / relationships
  6. Site initiation activities coordination
  7. Management of subjects via recruitment, protocol specific assessment of data collection
  8. Education of study subjects / family members about requirements of the biomarker/clinical trial
  9. Responsible for regulatory submissions to IRB in a timely manner
  10. Knowledge of FDA, OHRP and GCP regulations, assures adherence to regulations, educates study staff
  11. Ensures quality of data reported
  12. Performance of cell and molecular biology techniques.
  13. Evaluates research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve quality of results.
  14. Conduct procedures based on methods either published or routinely used. 
  15. Participates in reporting experimental results.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Organizational Requirements:

Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality policy.

Incorporate Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities

Comply with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies.

Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities. 

Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree or at least 8 years of experience over and above the experience requirement listed below.


Licensure, Certification & Registration:

Required phlebotomy certificate or equivalent or willingness to obtain the certificate




Previous experience in hospital and/or laboratory experience.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, ability to function under pressure and without constant supervision.  Able to determine and implement priorities.  Word processing/personal computer/database management skills.

Knowledge of assessing techniques and reporting.  Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and staff at all levels.  Ability to mange time and resources.  Knowledge of mathematics sufficient to perform the required calculations for computation of results and for preparation of appropriate cell suspensions and solutions.





About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.