Senior Research Support Associate

Cambridge, Massachusetts
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to join the Fournier Laboratory, assisting with the development of bioinformatics pipelines for analyzing the early evolutionary history of metabolic genes across diverse groups of microbes and eukaryotes. This work includes sequence database management and curation and performing large-scale phylogenetic analyses, including the detection of horizontal gene transfer events and the implementation of molecular clocks.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: experience in laboratory-based research and computational, analytical, and sequence skill sets; awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to set priorities and work both independently and as part of a team. A bachelor’s degree in biology or related field is preferred. Job #17583-4
This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension based upon available funding.