Technical Associate I, Galloway Lab

Massachusetts, United States
06 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Engineering
Department: Chemical 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 IChemical Engineering-Galloway Lab, to work on and assist with ongoing research projects and handle some lab organization responsibilities. Will perform tasks in cell culture, flow cytometry, and standard molecular biology (e.g., western blotting, immunohistochemistry); and help with cloning genetic constructs, performing basic characterization of these constructs via sequencing and other molecular analyses.  Responsibilities include maintaining lab supplies/inventory and fulfilling external reagent requests; ensuring regulatory and safety compliance; assisting with on-boarding new lab members; ad-hoc lab and administrative tasks; organizing and maintaining plasmid and cell databases; utilizing molecular biology techniques for cloning genetic constructs; developing and executing molecular and cellular assays; assisting with on-going projects, including cellular analysis and cloning; cloning DNA constructs for genome-editing and assisting with TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome-editing of mouse and human cells, including tissue culture of these lines; assisting with biochemical and genomic experiments, e.g., Western blotting and ChIP-Seq; and learning how to analyze genomic and imaging data computationally. 

The Galloway Lab is a growing, multidisciplinary research program focused on developing and applying molecular tools to understand the connection between genome structure, function, and cell fate. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED B.A./B.Sc. in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, or related field; at least two years’ specialized lab experience which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; English speaking and writing fluency; ability to prepare written reports for contribution to manuscripts, grants, and presentations; and good interpersonal communication skills for working with team members.  Familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g., cloning) and mammalian cell culture preferred, as is experience with tissue culture (stem cells and/or human cancer cells).  Job #17957

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.