Technical Associate I, Love Lab

Massachusetts, United States
04 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 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 1Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Love Lab, to work to enable and execute experiments focused on microbial fermentation and interact with a knowledgeable and friendly multidisciplinary team of scientists to implement and maintain standard operations and data records related to this research. Duties will include shake flask and bioreactor fermentation of yeast for biologic drug production, protein quantification following fermentation (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA), and adaptation of fermentation techniques to an automation platform. The position offers an opportunity to make visible and recognized contributions to scientific research and cross-train in new technical areas. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED B.S. in a relevant scientific field (engineering, chemistry, biochemistry); at least two years’ specialized experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); industrial/academic laboratory experience; experience with yeast fermentation; a background in protein analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, Western blot, dot blot, and ELISA; experience with automated liquid handling; excellent analytical, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to multitask and organize multiple experiments and work assignments simultaneously; ability and willingness to work with and maintain technical instruments/equipment; proactive and collaborative approach to work; ability to liaise with investigators and document effective protocols; a commitment producing accurate and reproducibly high-quality work; awareness of basic safety issues and procedures and ability to maintain a safe work environment; and a focus on continued skill building and career development. PREFERRED:  M.S. and a prior publication record. Job #18592

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.

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