Technical Associate I, Birnbaum Lab

Massachusetts, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
08 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 IKoch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the Birnbaum and Gifford laboratories. Will perform various laboratory research experiments and duties as a member of a team that aims to combine combinatorial biology and computational experimental design to enable the next-generation molecular design and prediction. The projects utilize a combination of protein engineering, molecular biology, and machine learning.  Responsibilities will include conducting yeast display experiments, the creation of new DNA constructs via PCR and related techniques, protein preparation, and preparing and analyzing sequencing data. Additional responsibilities include performing general laboratory upkeep and support, including ensuring safety standards and procedures are followed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in biochemistry, biological engineering, chemical engineering, molecular biology, or a related discipline; excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills; and at least two years’ specialized lab experience, including independent research experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate). Experience with molecular biology and cell culture techniques is preferred.  Job #16719

This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal based upon funding availability.


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