Technical Associate I, Halassa Lab

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE IBrain and Cognitive Sciences-Halassa Lab, to support independent basic science experimentation based on research conducted in the laboratory under the mentorship of one or more senior scientists. Responsibilities include building multielectrode arrays for implant and acquisition of electrical signals from animals; the fabrication of operant boxes for training different animals; preparing stock solutions, various dilutions, and aliquot viruses; assisting with maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and parts as needed; aiding with organizing and maintaining a clean laboratory/workspace; sterilizing the tools, supplies, and equipment needed for surgeries; developing the skills needed for project advancement; communicating and documenting progress and results; collaborating with fellow lab members; and performing additional support duties as assigned. May participate in the accumulation of data for grant proposals, annual grant reports, and manuscripts, which can result in articles for publication. 

The position is ideal for someone preparing to acquire a higher degree in biomedical research or related industry.

Job Requirements

 REQUIRED:  B.S. or B.A. in biomedical or physical sciences; at least one year of specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); specific understanding of research and broad knowledge of work of the labs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to represent the work area and the larger MIT community; and ability to exert light-to-medium amount of force to move objects of ten to twenty pounds.  Experience working in a research/neuroscience laboratory is preferred.  Job #16666

Some evening and weekend work may be required. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.


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.