Technical Associate I, Langer Lab

Massachusetts, United States
04 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 IKoch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab, to work on a highly multidisciplinary team developing injectable drug delivery systems for vaccines and small molecule therapeutics. The project will focus on developing drug delivery materials for the sustained or pulsatile release of small molecule drugs or vaccines. Primary responsibilities will include fabricating drug or vaccine delivery materials, running in vitro release kinetics and biological assays (e.g., ELISA), conducting animal studies, and reporting to direct supervisor in a timely manner. Other duties that will be performed as needed, include training and coordinating the work with research support associates, students, employees, and/or temporary staff; ensuring that others comply with established standards, regulations, and laboratory procedures; maintaining lab instruments; and training new users in equipment operation.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S./B.A. in biological sciences, material science, engineering, or other relevant field; experience with drug delivery, controlled release, biomaterials, chemistry, protein stability, molecular biology, immunology, and/or virology; two years’ specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); experience working with and maintaining technical instruments/equipment; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards and producing accurate, high-quality work; strong organizational, time-management, problem-solving, and communication skills; practiced documentation skills; awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; and willingness to learn new tools and techniques. Must be able to learn quickly; work independently and as part of a team; multitask; and plan, organize, and coordinate work assignment/experiments simultaneously.

PREFERRED: relevant experience with micromolding techniques, characterization of drug delivery materials, and working with animals. Job #18680

A two year commitment is strongly preferred.

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.