Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 24 January 2021
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.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Hemann Lab, to provide basic laboratory support for researchers and their projects under direct supervision. Will be responsible for data input; basic lab support functions; and 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, scheduling maintenance and repairs of equipment, and assisting with maintaining laboratory inventory.  Other duties include mouse handling and cell culture assays, DNA cloning, FACS analyses, primary cell culture and isolation, and viral gene transfer. 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.

Information about the Hermann Lab is available at  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: High School diploma or its equivalent; prior exposure to research lab; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; a commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work; and an awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must have experience conducting online research and applying information to projects based on scientific area of study.

PREFERRED:  bachelor’s degree and familiarity with molecular biology. Job #18889-3

This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension contingent upon available 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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