Technical Associate I, Biomedical Innovation

Massachusetts, United States
30 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2020
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 ICenter for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), to assist is conducting research related to monoclonal antibody and cell therapy manufacturing to demonstrate how real-time measurement of protein product quality attributes and rapid assessment of adventitious agent contamination can be used for manufacturers’ risk-based decision making in continuous protein production.  Will also address key technology bottlenecks in cell therapy manufacturing for the production of safe and effective cell therapy products. Responsibilities include  conducting daily cell culture activities related to microbe and virus library generation and maintenance, e.g., culture media changing, harvesting/subculturing, collecting and isolating primary cells of interest, etc.; running basic diagnostic testing for cultured cells, e.g., flow cytometry, qPCR, sequencing, etc.; sample preparation for next generation sequencing experiments, including Oxford Nanopore devices; ensuring that cultured cells are of good viability, biological activity, etc.; maintaining a database of information related to cultured microbes; disseminating microbes and information to researchers in the CAMP program for experiments; stewarding cell culture-related equipment and assist the CAMP program manager with training and general CAMP laboratory management activities; and other duties as requested. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor of science/engineering degree; at least two years’ research experience with culturing of microbial cells, especially the growth and propagation of viruses; experience performing next generation sequencing, ideally with Oxford Nanopore devices; experience with basic molecular biology assays and tools for measurement of cellular properties; experience participating in group problem solving for immediate issues; ability to identify and select appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions; and ability to work and communicate ideas effectively in a multidisciplinary team of researchers with different training backgrounds.  Job #18333

This an annual position with opportunity for renewal dependent upon funding.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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