Technical Associate I, Langer Lab

Massachusetts, United States
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 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, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab, to assist with the development of dosage forms for pediatric applications. The research group consists of chemists, biologists, engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, and physicians and focuses on developing clinically-relevant solutions to gastrointestinal drug delivery systems. Will perform chemical synthesis of new polymer- and lipid-based biomaterials and physicochemical characterization of these materials using SEM, NMR, GPC and MS.  Will also prepare drug-loaded formulations with novel materials that will be tested using HPLC and be responsible for pharmacokinetic and efficacy studies in small animals (rats) and large animals (pigs). This will include obtaining biological samples and characterizing biological response using flow cytometry and ELISA, and measuring drug concentrations in these samples using LC-MS/MS. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a B.S. or B.A. (M.S. preferred) in a relevant field. The ideal candidate has at least two years of specialized lab experience and a research background in both drug product and biomaterial development, but training to gain skills in either area will be available. Those with relevant experience in two or more of following areas are encouraged to apply:  design and development of drug delivery systems; synthesis and physicochemical characterization of polymers; analytical techniques including HPLC, LC-MS/MS, NMR, and SEM; basic cell culture techniques; and animal handling. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to interface with multiple scientists and work in a fast-paced research environment will be vital to success in this position.  Job #16739


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