Research Support Associate 1, Irvine Lab

Massachusetts, United States
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 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 ASSOCIATE (IMMUNOTHERAPY), Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Irvine Lab, to assume a role in nucleic acid engineering, cell culture, and animal research in support of ongoing cancer immunotherapy and HIV vaccine projects. Responsibilities will primarily include nanoparticle preparation and characterization, mouse B- and T-cell isolation and in vitro culture, studies with mice (helping maintain colonies, bleeding, injections, necropsy/tissue harvesting), preparing cell samples for flow cytometry and other immunological analyses, and experiment planning and data analyses. Efforts may also include molecular cloning, bacteria and mammalian cell culture, protein expression and purification and protein blots, and tumor monitoring. Significant contributions will be appropriately recognized by authorship on subsequent publications.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; comfort working with animals and viruses and with analyzing, summarizing, and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. B.S. or M.S in molecular biology, biological sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related area is highly preferred. Experience with animal work preferred. Job #17788-3