Technical Associate I

Massachusetts, United States
16 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 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 IMechanical Engineering, to join a multidisciplinary group of researchers and staff that support initiatives focused on developing clinically-relevant solutions to human diseases.  Will plan, schedule, and conduct in vivo studies along with all related activities; keep accurate health records, project schedules, study data, and results; participate in the modification and annual review of protocols; maintain and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for in vivo-related activities; summarize and document research results/findings; research and provide content for presentations, grants, and fellowship proposals; ensure safety standards/procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct any problems; train and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and communicate, interpret, and provide training on lab policies.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a B.S./B.A. in a relevant field; two years’ specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; strong basic animal handling/care skills; experience with sample collection and administration, IACUC protocols, and SOPs; desire to work with animals and learn new techniques/procedures; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and how to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. 

PREFERREDexperience with large and small animals in a research field, basic understanding of regulatory requirements, and AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) certification and/or CVT (certified veterinary technician). Job #18770

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.

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