Senior Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 17 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 November 2020
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.

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the laboratory of Salil Garg in collaboration with the laboratory of Michael Birnbaum. The work will involve driving an independent research project aimed at advancing a scalable COVID-19 diagnostic.  Projects in the labs are highly interdisciplinary and involve teams of molecular biologists, bioengineers, and bioinformaticists.  Will engage in technical development experiments in molecular biology and bioengineering with the goal of developing a high throughput platform for detection of COVID-19 or similar viruses.  Experiments may include molecular biology, RNA isolation, genomics, cell culture, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence. There are numerous opportunities to present data for feedback at small and large group laboratory meetings.  Responsibilities will include maintaining laboratory organization, safety and regulatory compliance, and record-keeping; designing, assisting with, and executing ongoing experiments; and analyzing, recording, and organizing data generated from experiments.  The position is ideal for someone who would like to work in a vibrant academic environment and is curious about phenomenon in biology with an eye towards the current COVID19 pandemic. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research laboratory environment; ability to work independently and to organize, interpret, and present data clearly; excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to work as part of a teamwork; and self-motivation.  PREFERRED: a bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or related field; specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; and full working knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures.  Job #18845-4

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension, contingent on satisfactory progress and availability of funding.

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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