Research Technician I
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory ( at the Massachusetts General Hospital is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that invents, designs and validates innovative optical diagnostic imaging technologies in clinical studies.  The Tearney lab develops microscopy catheters in house and uses them to diagnose various diseases including those in the GI tract and the heart. Ultimately the focus of our lab is to conduct microscopy of entire human body in vivo. The clinical manufacturing and regulatory team is key to the translation of our technologies from bench to bedside.  A critical member to this team, the research technician, assembles and tests imaging catheters used in clinical research.

Job Summary:
The Research Technician will be responsible for assembling complex imaging catheters for multiple clinical applications. The assembly of all components and sub-assemblies will be performed using drawings, bills of materials, and written instructions. Fabrication work will involve precise polishing and alignment of optical components. The Research Technician will also be responsible for testing and troubleshooting all sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The Research Technician will also conduct in-process quality checks to ensure that established quality standards are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assemble catheters for various clinical applications based on drawings and written instructions.
Work from and understand schematics, diagrams, written and verbal instructions
Align and assemble small components
Assemble mechanical systems
Testing and troubleshooting of sub-assemblies and final assemblies
Conduct in-process quality checks to ensure the established quality standards
Feedback  and support engineering activities such as design, test, checkout and modification

Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent, Associates Degree a plus
Proficient with computers, internet, Microsoft word, Powerpoint, Excel, & Outlook
2-5 years of optics or mechanical assembly experience
Skilled in using hand tools and basic electronic and mechanical equipment
Have the ability to read and follow assemble drawings and directions
Good organization skills and the ability to function with minimal supervision

Interested candidates are encouraged send a resume accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous research training, specific areas of interest and contact information for two letters of reference. Address correspondence by email to Dr. Gary Tearney and send to Princess Cruz at .

Equal Opportunity Employer: The MGH/Harvard/Wellman Center for Photomedicine is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, handicapped and veterans are encouraged to apply.