Technical Associate I, Hansen Lab

Massachusetts, United States
09 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Other
Department: Department of Biological Engineering
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time
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 ASSOCIATE IBiological Engineering, to join the lab of Assistant Professor Anders Hansen. Will help start the lab (opening February 1, 2020) and spearhead its first research projects, independently and/or collaboratively with postdocs and graduate students. This interdisciplinary lab’s research is focused on understanding the interplay between genome organization and regulation of gene expression in mammals. Will use a combination of mammalian tissue culture, live-cell super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, and computational approaches. The goal is to understand how genome organization and gene expression is regulated during development and differentiation and how dysregulation of these processes causes disease, which may ultimately allow to correct genome misfolding in disease.  Will perform cloning of DNA constructs for genome-editing and assist with CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome-editing of mouse and human cells, including tissue culture of cell lines; conduct biochemical and genomic experiments such as Western Blotting and ChIP-Seq; learn to and then conduct high-resolution live-cell fluorescence microscopy experiments; learn to analyze genomic and imaging data computationally; maintain lab supplies/inventory and fulfill external reagent requests; ensure regulatory and safety compliance; assist with new member on-boarding; and perform other tasks as needed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREDB.A/B.S. in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or closely related field; at least two years’ specialized lab experience; knowledge of modern molecular and cell biology; excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; initiative/self-motivation; and willingness to train and on-board new lab members and learn new experimental/computational skills.  Must be able to juggle multiple roles, work independently and collaboratively, clearly document work, and maintain an accurate lab notebook.  Wet lab experience desirable. Job #17837

Must be willing to work odd hours on occasion as required by experiments and to start Feb 1, 2020, or close to this date.

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.