Technical Associate

Massachusetts, United States
07 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 17088
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Department of Biological Engineering
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: 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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II, Biological Engineering-MIT-Broad Foundry, to join a core group composed of associates, scientists, and engineers.  Will provide comprehensive technical support for conducting protocol and process development that enable workflows dedicated to DNA assembly, sequencing analysis, and natural product characterization.  Will also be also be responsible for data analysis and the communication of results; and for performing and organizing work in collaboration with partner academic institutions and companies to promote tools and techniques applied to producing multi-part genetic systems and natural products.  
The vision of the MIT-Broad Foundry is to function as a genetic design institute that enables the forward engineering of sophisticated massively multi-part genetic systems. 

Job Requirements


A B.S. (M.S. preferred) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering; at least four years’ related work; experience working with microbes as host organisms; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Preferred experience/skills include familiarity with techniques in molecular biology including PCR, DNA assembly, DNA sequencing sample prep, microbe transformation; using lab automation (Hamilton, Agilent etc.) to enable complicated high-throughput protocols; proficiency with analytical equipment such as plate readers, automated DNA electrophoresis systems, or flow cytometry; writing, optimizing, and following complicated SOPs; managing multiple ongoing multi-day workflows, including preparing reagents and materials and managing implementation; and familiarity with statistical concepts and tools such as Excel, JMP, or Spotfire to analyze data.  Job #17088

The position will be based at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. 


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