Research Scientist, Gertler 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.

RESEARCH SCIENTISTKoch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research-Microscopy Core Facility, to fill a leadership position in the Microscopy Core. The mission of this facility is to enable KI community members to use state-of-the-art imaging in discovery and translational oncology research by providing expertise, training, and instrumentation.  The core supports research on tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis as well as translational studies focused on cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring geared towards moving discoveries to the clinic.  Will play a significant role in crafting and implementing strategic vision for imaging capabilities; identify and pursue funding opportunities to support the long-range vision and resource development; provide consultative and training services to scientists/engineers in the design and execution of sophisticated imaging projects; provide hands-on expertise in the preparation of biological samples for imaging, transmitted light and epifluorescence imaging, immunostaining, live cell imaging (including fluorescent proteins), super resolution imaging, and image processing and analysis; maintain and oversee instrumentation, including hands-on troubleshooting; participate in proposal writing; and oversee and track usage.   

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in biology, physics, or a related field; at least three years’ postgraduate experience in an academic or industrial environment; strong biology background; exceptional organizational, troubleshooting, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, and leadership skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse team; an interest in the support and instruction of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers; proven track record mentoring/supervising, delegating to and collaborating with staff; and experimental design experience.  Expertise in FRET/FLIM, confocal imaging, single molecule imaging, high content imaging, and imaging applications in microfluidic devices highly desirable; as is programming experience (e.g., MATLAB, Python, Java).  Knowledge of the oncology therapeutic area preferred.  Job #16670 


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