Research Support Associate, Birnbaum Lab

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 30 November 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 ASSOCIATE 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to support the Birnbaum Lab and provide basic laboratory support for researchers and their projects under direct supervision. Will be responsible for data input; assisting with ordering and maintaining laboratory inventory; performing basic lab support functions; and handling lab administration duties such as maintaining lab calendar and lab directories, participating in the planning and execution of lab events and meetings, maintaining vendor relationships and equipment service contracts/records, and scheduling equipment maintenance and repairs of. Will also maintain common stocks and reagents for laboratory use, perform prep work for experiments, and conduct standard lab techniques and functions to support the lab and/or research project or protocol. Data/analysis work will include updating and maintaining data in laboratory databases; conducting online research; generating standardized reports; and using web software to input, update, and maintain web content.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED a high school diploma or its equivalent; computer skills; practiced documentation skills; excellent organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; a commitment to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services; and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.  Seek a self-motivated, highly organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers.  

PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or relevant field; exposure to a research lab; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; and an awareness of safe work practices. Job #18974-3

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon funding availability.  

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.