Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Number: 17058
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Non-Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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 SUPPORT ASSOCIATE (IMMUNOTHERAPY)Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Irvine Lab, to assume a role in protein engineering, cell culture, and animal research that supports ongoing cancer immunotherapy and HIV vaccine projects.  Responsibilities will primarily include nanoparticle preparation and characterization, mouse B- and T-cell isolation and in vitro culture, studies with mice (helping maintain colonies, bleeding, injections, necropsy/tissue harvesting), preparing cell samples for flow cytometry and other immunological analyses, and experiment planning and data analyses. Efforts may also include molecular cloning, bacteria and mammalian cell culture, protein expression and purification and protein blots, tumor monitoring. Significant contributions will be appropriately recognized by authorship on subsequent publications.  

Job Requirements


Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; comfort working with animals and viruses and with analyzing, summarizing, and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.  A B.S. or M.S in molecular biology, biological sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related area is highly preferred. Experience with molecular biology and mammalian cell culture is also preferred.  Job #17058-4

This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension based upon available funding. 


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.