Technical Associate

Massachusetts, United States
13 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the laboratories of Salil Garg and Phillip Sharp.  The duties will involve management of research lab operations including oversight of budget, personnel, and facilities in addition to experimental work supporting scientific directions in the laboratories.  Projects in the labs are highly interdisciplinary and involve teams of cell biologists, engineers, and bioinformaticists.  Will engage in conceptual experiments in cancer research with the goal of developing an independent research project under the supervision of the principal investigator. Responsibilities will include maintaining laboratory organization, safety, and regulatory compliance; record-keeping; ordering reagents; designing, assisting with, and executing ongoing experiments; and analyzing, recording, and organizing data generated from experiments. Experiments may include molecular biology and protein biochemistry, cell culture, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence. The position is ideal for someone who would like to work in a vibrant academic environment.

Job Requirements

 REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, bioengineering, or a related field; at least two years’ specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate) and full working knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; good problem-solving skills; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team; self-motivation; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and an awareness of basic safety issues and procedures for maintaining a safe work environment.  Job #17862

This is a two-year, term-limit position, with the possibility of an extension.  

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.