Heard from Margo Seybolt ’11:
I am currently working at Mass General Hospital in Boston as a Research Technician in a Cardiac Surgery Research Lab. Depending how the medical school application process ends for me there is a good chance I will be leaving in June.
The person who filled this position before me was also a Middlebury student and I think the lab would glad to have another one. A detailed description of the position follows. The start date would be early June. Let me know.
Anyone interested or with questions can contact me (at this email) and I would be happy to forward them along to the researchers I work with or answer any questions.
Margo ( email@example.com )
The Cardiac Surgery/Cardiology Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for a motivated technician to assist in the overall maintenance of a laboratory that conducts large animal research on valvular disease and heart failure. The positions has previously been filled by myself and another Middlebury alumni and the investigators I work with have
asked that I advertise it to the next group of Middlebury graduates.
Responsibilities of this position include pre- and post- operative care, meticulous record keeping, product inventory and acquisition, interaction with animal facility manager and veterinarians, maintenance of sterile operating room, calibration and monitoring of physiological equipment, and importantly, lifting and handling small and large animals. An excellent command of the English language with good computer skills is also required.
This is an outstanding opportunity for pre-med and pre-vet students, or anyone else interested in research. There is ample opportunity to observe and participate in large animal open-heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization procedures, as well as to learn valuable techniques and skills including anaesthesia, intra-operative monitoring and care, and much more.
It is a small lab which requires the applicant to manage many responsibilities simultaneously and to function both independently and as part of a team. As such, candidates must have very good interpersonal skills.
This position is 34 hours/week. Actual schedule is quite flexible, but will require occasional evening and weekend work.
Some degree of experience working with animals is preferred, Emergency Medical Techniques are a huge plus, and candidates should have a basic knowledge of general anatomy and physiology. Command of foreign language is also a plus, as many of our collaborators come from outside the U.S.
Position start date will be the beginning of June, exact date is flexible.