Technical Associate I

Massachusetts, United States
10 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
10 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Biology
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
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 ASSOCIATEBiology-Martin Lab, to join a research team studying how forces are generated in embryos to sculpt tissues into complex structures. During embryogenesis and organogenesis, tissue movements are driven by collective changes in cell shape.  The Martin Lab investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which cells generate force and transmit force between cells.  The lab uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system to image and analyze these movements in live embryos.  Will focus on generating fluorescent protein fusions to visualize cell biological processes in embryos and perform protein purification in embryos to identify post-translational modifications.  Will also help to maintain lab stocks/reagents, perform routine lab maintenance, and serve as the health and safety officer for the lab.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, at least two years of molecular biology laboratory experience, experience with standard molecular biology practices, and ability to work both independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team.  Experience with microscopy and Drosophila would be beneficial.  Job #17191

This is a temporary, one-year position.

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.