Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Sunday, 21 June 2020
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Friday, 21 August 2020
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.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATEBiology, to join Gene-Wei Li’s lab and provide research support for quantitative genomics projects and computational analysis. Primary responsibilities will include working with investigators to develop and validate technologies based on high-throughput DNA sequencing for dissecting gene regulatory networks, assay development for large-scale molecular cloning, and executing data collection and analysis. Will also provide technical support for bacterial strain construction and cell collection. Other responsibilities may include monthly reporting and supporting other researchers with routine protocols, maintaining lab safety standards, managing vendor relationships, and other lab duties.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent, meticulous attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, excellent organizational skills, and a commitment to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services. PREFERRED: a bachelor's degree in biology, computational biology, physics, chemistry, or related field; exposure to a research lab and one year of molecular biology experience; strong communication skills; and experience with bacterial genetics, RNA biology, or computational biology. Job #17963-3

This is a temporary, one-year appointment.

Anticipated start date is negotiable around May 2020.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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