Technical Associate I

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Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
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19219
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 support and participate in neuroscience and cognitive science research in an MIT laboratory engaged in building data-driven computational models of how the brain accomplishes visual object and face recognition.  Responsibilities will include performing high throughput neural data collection experiments; daily animal supervision and training; providing ongoing research support during each stage of experimental data collection; working closely with the lead technician, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on specific research thrusts to ensure efficient utilization of animal resources; and contributing to organizing, planning, and executing experimental data collection in animals and organizing and preprocessing neural data.  The position offers an opportunity to become the day-to-day lead on this research project, including potential manuscript co-authorship. This position is ideal for someone who is interesting in gaining hands-on electrophysiology and other laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, engineering, or a related field; two years’ experience working in a research laboratory; basic computer skills.  The ideal candidate is a proactive, self-motivated individual with strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills who is able to work both independently and collaboratively with other lab members.

PREFERRED:  experience with animal research, comfort working with laboratory animals, and experience with computer science/coding.

Job #19219

Flexibility of schedule is required to accommodate research demands.

A commitment of at least three years is expected.

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