Senior Research Support Associate, Garg Lab

Massachusetts, United States
25 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
24 May 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.

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATEKoch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the laboratories of Salil Garg and Phillip Sharp. The position will involve driving an independent research project under the direct supervision of the principle investigator. 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 furthering an independent research project consistent with the aims of the laboratory. Experiments may include molecular biology and protein biochemistry, genomics, cell culture, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and minimal animal work. There are numerous opportunities to present data for feedback at small and large group laboratory meetings. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining laboratory organization, safety and regulatory compliance, record-keeping, and ordering reagents; designing, assisting with, and executing ongoing experiments; and analyzing, recording, and organizing data generated from experiments.

The position is ideal for someone who would like to work in a vibrant academic environment and is interested in phenomenon in biology and cancer.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to general laboratory practices and procedures; excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to interpret, and present data clearly; self-motivation; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a commitment to producing high quality work.

PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, bioengineering, or related field; and full working knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures. Job #18681-4

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