Technical Associate I, Desimone Laboratory

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16618
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: McGovern Institute for Brain Research
  • School Area: Office of Provost
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE IMcGovern Institute for Brain Research‐Desimone Laboratory, to join a lab which focuses on basic neural mechanisms of attention and executive control, which are often perturbed in mental disorders. Will be responsible for the daily care of multiple species of animals, data collection and general experimental support. Examples of responsibilities include helping with the construction, testing, and calibration of laboratory equipment; conducting behavioral training; supporting electrophysiological recording and optical stimulation experiments; and administering anesthesia and supporting all phases of neurosurgery and magnetic resonance imaging, including animal recovery, tool preparation, sterilization, and cleanup. Will also work closely with lab manager and serve as laboratory representative, attending monthly meetings and ensuring compliance with animal care and safety protocols; train new personnel; perform daily health checks; and perform other duties as requested. May also participate in data analysis and with the preparation of manuscripts.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree or higher in a science-related field, at least two years of animal research experience, ability to work comfortably with laboratory animals, excellent organizational and communication skills, initiative, meticulous attention to detail, ability to remain flexible in fast‐paced environment. Experience with behavioral training would be beneficial.  

Must be able to work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the research demands of the lab.  

This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension, based upon funding renewal, for up to two additional years.

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.