Technical Associate I, Bear 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, BEAR LABPicower Institute for Learning and Memory (2 openings), to join a highly motivated research lab in neuroscience. The Bear Lab conducts research in the area of neurodevelopmental and experience-dependent synaptic plasticity with an emphasis on mouse models of autism and human amblyopia, using a variety of in vitro and in vivo experimental techniques. Will work under the supervision of senior research scientists in the lab. Experimental techniques will involve small animal electrode implantation, electrophysiological and behavioral recordings and accompanying analyses, tissue histology and immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, western blotting, and general experimental support. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field; experience with neuroscience research in a laboratory or clinical setting strong background in rodent and small animal surgery and behavior; ability to work as both a collaborative and self-initiating team member; strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills; and ability to troubleshoot experimental obstacles.  Programming skill with MATLAB, Python, and/or C and proficiency with UNIX/Linux operating systems and/or biochemistry laboratory experience highly desirable.  Those with backgrounds in engineering will also be considered.  Job #16735


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