Technical Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 30 September 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture  and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to join the Abudayyeh-Gootenberg Lab and help develop novel tools for genome editing and gene therapy and apply these tools towards understanding and treating age-associated diseases. The specific projects will involve engineering novel viruses for tissue-specific delivery and molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, tissue imaging, and in vivo experiments. Responsibilities will also include data analysis and communicating results to other team members; providing experimental support and leading independent parts of the project as necessary; and generating protocols, maintaining common reagents, and managing lab safety issues. This position emphasizes scientific growth and will provide an opportunity for direct mentorship from the principal investigators in their research and publication efforts and to develop independence in promising research directions.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, biological engineering, or a related field; at least two years’ relevant research experience (undergraduate research experience may count for up to one year of relevant research experience), including some in a biological laboratory, preferably with mammalian tissue culture, biochemistry, or molecular biology; comfort working with animals; excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills; desire to be an integral part of a cutting-edge research team; ability to execute independent projects; willingness to help with other lab management needs; and the ability and desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of and experience with relevant molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell culture techniques; genetic engineering; and animal care preferred. Familiarity with programming languages (e.g., Python) for data analysis would be a plus. Job #17800

Additional information about the PIs and research projects in the lab is available at for Omar Abudayyeh, Ph.D., and for Jonathan Gootenberg, Ph.D.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.