Technical Associate II, Love 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 IIKoch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Love Lab, to enable and execute experiments focused on microbial fermentation.  The position involves interacting with a knowledgeable and friendly multidisciplinary team of scientists to implement and maintain standard operations and data records related to this research. Duties will include shake flask and bioreactor fermentation of yeast for biologic drug production, protein quantification following fermentation (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA), adaptation of fermentation techniques to an automation platform, and may involve supervisory responsibilities.  

The position offers an opportunity to make visible and recognized contributions to scientific research and cross-train in new technical areas. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.S./M.S. in a relevant scientific field (engineering, chemistry, biochemistry); at least four years’ specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; industrial/academic laboratory experience; experience with yeast fermentation; background in protein analytical techniques, including SDS-PAGE, Western blot, dot blot, and ELISA; experience with automated liquid handling; excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; self-motivation; awareness of basic safety issues and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment; and a focus on continued skill building and career development. Must be able to plan and organize multiple experiments and work assignments simultaneously, work collaboratively, liaise with investigators, document effective protocols, and work with and maintain technical instruments/equipment.  Supervisory experience and a publication record are preferred; Job #16660


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