Technical Associate, Brown Laboratory

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Massachusetts, United States
24 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 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 I, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to participate in a variety of research experiments and duties in the Brown Lab, including animal handling and training.  Will be responsible for independent animal handling, assisting with the set-up of behavioral experiments, and various aspects of animal husbandry management.  Responsibilities include monitoring, managing, and documenting water and food intake for animals; performing necessary medical duties, including hygienic maintenance and antibiotic and analgesic dosing as needed and directed by lab protocol; transporting animals to-and-from animal facility/laboratory; planning and coordinating behavioral programs for training with researchers; setting-up animals for behavioral training sessions as directed; assisting researchers with recording sessions and data analysis and presentation; performing autoclaving for common materials such as packs, pipettes, and laboratory waste; assisting researchers with all aspects of recording, including assembling materials and major equipment and performing experiments; assisting with data analysis and presentations (graphic representations and textual descriptions and/or PowerPoints, posters, and manuscripts); and performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a B.S. in biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field; two years of research experience in a laboratory or clinical setting; strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, troubleshoot experimental obstacles, and exhibit good judgment.

PREFFERED: animal research experience involving one or more of the following--drug delivery, blood vessel cannulation, vascular access ports, neural recording, and/or physiologic monitoring; programming experience with MATLAB/Python; and experience with non-rodent mammals.  Job #18798

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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