Technical Associate I, Niles Laboratory

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
11 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2019
Ref
18106
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Department of Biological Engineering
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: 
No
Schedule:

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-Niles Lab, to work on a variety of projects combining genetics, molecular and cell biology, and microbiology approaches to identify and validate therapeutic targets against malaria.  Will work both independently and with postdoctoral and other technical associates to perform experiments. Responsibilities include plasmid DNA constructs for molecular biology studies; generating, genotyping, and maintaining transgenic parasite cell lines; carrying out quantitative cell viability assays; performing screens of moderate-sized compound collections against parasite cell lines to identify inhibitors; and analyzing quantitative data generated during viability and compound screening assays. Other responsibilities include assisting with preparatory work for experiments; maintaining laboratory safety, preparing areas and equipment in accordance with established standards, regulations, and laws; ordering lab supplies and equipment; and assisting with maintaining up-to-date inventory of lab supplies and equipment.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, e.g., biology, biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, biological engineering, or a closely related field; at least two years’ laboratory technician experience, including experience with cellular and molecular biology, sterile technique methods, mammalian/parasite cell culture, cell transfection, genomic DNA/RNA isolation, and PCR and DNA sequencing methods (Sanger and/or next generation); basic computer skills; and demonstrated problem-solving ability.  Seek highly organized, self-motivated individual who is able to maintain detailed and legible notebooks and electronic records; communicate effectively; integrate multiple inputs and requests from team members into streamlined, efficient, and productive workflows; follow complex directions with attention to detail and accuracy; and work both independently and as part of a team.  PREFERRED:  experience maintaining, generating, and/or cloning P. falciparum cell lines; and experience with Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism, R, and FileMaker Pro. Job #18106

May be subject to chemical exposure.  

May work occasional nights and weekends.  

A minimum one-year commitment is required. 

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.