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Research Lab Technician – Thoracic Surgery Unit

IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan is looking for 1 Research Lab Technician to join the clinical research team led by Dr. Emanuela Fina and affiliated to the Thoracic Surgery Unit of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

Main activities:

· management of the research lab spaces, equipment, instruments, and reagents;

· supervision of junior scientists, in collaboration with the principal investigator;

· processing, annotation and storage of clinical samples;

· storage and management of biological materials;

· design and/or execution of technical protocols for isolation of rare cells from blood samples;

· design and/or execution of general research lab protocols, e.g. cell culture, functional assays, biochemical assays, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining, image acquisition and analysis, manipulation of mouse models, DNA and RNA extraction/amplification and next generation sequencing, etc.;

· preparation of databases;

· assistance to the principal investigator’s project management activities.

Who we are looking for:

· bachelor of science degree and at least 1 year of experience as a lab technician, or master of science degree (courses: Medical Laboratory Technician, Biology, Biotechnology, Applied Biology, etc.);

· extensive knowledge and correct application of safe lab practices;

· basic knowledge of good clinical practices, data protection rules, animal care guidelines, and intellectual property rights;

· ability to independently set up, optimize and write technical protocols;

· good experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques;

· experience or willing to learn protocols for clinical sample analysis and animal experimentation;

· excellent management and organizational skills;

· correct use of calculation sheets and excellent analytical skills;

· ability to both lead the activities of a team and to work in team, based on project goals priorities;

· networking skills and aptitude to collaborative interaction with the institutional facilities, services and offices.

Work details:

· Type of contract: fixed-term;

· Duration: 4 years;

· Place of work: IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, via Olgettina 60, Milan, Italy.


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