Senior Research Support Associate

Massachusetts, United States
22 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 ASSOCIATEInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science/Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to provide comprehensive technical support and assistance with research experiments within an experimental neuroscience/engineering laboratory.  Will perform basic operational and research-related tasks working with human pluripotent stem cells and fluorescence imaging under the general supervision of a principal investigator and postdocs; perform prep work for experiments such as reagent preparation; conduct standard lab techniques and functions, e.g., maintenance of human stem cells cultures, neuronal/glial differentiation/reprogramming from stem cells, immunofluorescence microscopy, and other cell biology/stem cell biology-related assays; maintain lab inventory and order lab supplies on a routine-bases; and perform other duties as assigned. May handle required safety matters and interface with MIT environment health and safety personnel. The opportunity to contribute to projects and publish scientific papers is available as competency in various skills is demonstrated.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab and working knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; and ability to troubleshoot experimental obstacles and exhibit good judgment. 

PREFFERED: a B.S. in biology, neuroscience, bioengineering or a related field; and experience with cell culture, especially neuronal or stem cell culture.  Job #18526-4

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.