Technical Associate I, Hansen Lab

Massachusetts, United States
03 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 IBiological Engineering, to help start the lab of Assistant Professor Anders Hansen (opening February 1, 2020) and spearhead--independently or with postdocs/graduate students--its first research projects. The responsibilities will be divided between research activities and lab administration. The 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 with the goal of understanding 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 (e.g., Western Blotting, ChIP-Seq); conduct high-resolution live-cell fluorescence microscopy experiments; analyze genomic and imaging data computationally; maintain lab supplies/inventory/reagents; ensure regulatory and safety compliance; assist with new member on-boarding; and perform other tasks as needed.

This position is ideal for a recent/soon-to-be graduate looking for additional training before entering graduate/medical school. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.A/B.S. in molecular/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 communication skills; attention to detail; initiative/self-motivation; and willingness to train/on-board 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 in the summer of 2020, or close to this time.

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, your CV, and contact information for at least two references.

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