Technical Associate I

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16620
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Department of Biological Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATEBiological Engineering, to work independently and in small teams on various projects combining genetics, molecular and cell biology, and microbiology approaches to identify and validate therapeutic targets against malaria.  Will work with postdoctoral associates performing experimental procedures and assist other lab members as instructed. Responsibilities include designing plasmid DNA constructs, the production and purification of plasmid DNA for cell transfection purposes, and performing genotyping analyses to genotype transgenic cell lines.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, or other related life sciences field; at least two year’s laboratory technician experience; extensive experience with molecular biology (PCR, gene cloning, plasmid assembly) and microbiology techniques (bacterial cell culture, transformation and plating, plasmid isolation); ability to maintain up-to-date process workflows and accurate inventories of materials created; basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro; excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; and self-motivation. Must be able to maintain detailed and legible notebooks and electronic records; integrate feedback and requests from team members into streamlined, efficient, and productive workflows; work both independently and as part of a team; follow complex instructions and plan and troubleshoot experiments with attention to detail and accuracy; multitask; carefully document work in written records; and function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic research environment. Experience with DNA sequence manipulation software (e.g., Benchling, Geneious, SnapGene) would be a plus.  The work may involve exposure to chemicals.

May work some nights and weekends.  

A minimum one-year commitment is required. 

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.