Research Support Staff, BioMicro Center

Cambridge, Massachusetts
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.
RESEARCH SUPPORT STAFF, Biology-MIT BioMicro Center, to join a highly collaborative technical team supporting a broad range of biological research projects in cancer, infectious disease, environmental health, and other topics in basic and applied biology. Will focus on providing service and support for a variety of cutting-edge, high data content technologies including next-generation sequencing and automated liquid handling; perform a broad range of genomic and molecular biology techniques; and participate in the adoption of high-throughput methodologies.
The MIT BioMicro Center is an integrated genomics core facility that provides access to cutting edge technology, assistance with experimental methodologies, and user training to scientists in over 100 labs across four departments and centers.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: excellent interpersonal, computer, organizational, and critical thinking skills in order to train and assist users with techniques and data analysis; self-motivation and a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis; and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. One year of experience working in a laboratory setting, including significant experience in genomics, molecular biology, or automation strongly preferred; as is a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological science. Direct experience with high throughput and genomic technologies, the ability to have productive interactions with researchers at all levels, solid understanding of molecular biology, and the ability to rapidly grasp new fields of study would be ideal. Job #17563-4