Research Support Associate 1, Birnbaum Lab

Massachusetts, United States
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Engineering
Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time
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 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to support the Birnbaum and Gifford laboratories.  The research projects will utilize a combination of protein engineering, molecular biology, and machine learning.   Will provide basic technical support for researchers and their projects by conducting yeast display experiments; creating new DNA constructs via PCR and related techniques; performing protein preparation; preparing and analyzing sequencing data; performing prep work for experiments; and conducting standard lab techniques and functions to support the lab and/or research project or protocol.  Additional responsibilities include general laboratory upkeep and support.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab; computer skills; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; practiced documentation skills; excellent organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; a commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality; and an awareness of safe work practices and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Seek a self-motivated, highly organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers.  Job #17612-3

This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal based upon funding availability.  

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.