Research Support Associate 1, Sharp Lab

Massachusetts, United States
03 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 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.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the laboratory of Phillip A. Sharp. Will provide technical support for an ongoing interdisciplinary project at the forefront of cancer research under the supervision of a postdoctoral fellow. This is a technology development project at the interface of molecular biology, biochemistry, and chemistry. Will assist with experiments supporting research in the development of novel single-cell technologies. Responsibilities include executing and optimizing ongoing experiments; analyzing results and designing follow-up experiments based on the results; presenting findings and insights at group meetings; recording and organizing data generated from the experiments in a clear, concise, and accessible format; culturing cells of murine embryonic stem cells and various cancer cell lines; and processing cell materials for preparation of RNA sequencing libraries.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to general laboratory practices and procedures; excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; 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; experience in a laboratory environment and with techniques that include cloning (including Topo and restriction cloning), western blotting, PAGE, reverse transcription, and quantitative PCR; basic understanding of Illumina sequencing technology, fluorescent microscopy, and flow cytometry; familiarity with computational languages such as R and Python; and next-generation sequencing experience either in an academic institution or industrial setting. Job #18354-3

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