Research Support Associate, Irvine Lab

Massachusetts, United States
30 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 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.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE (IMMUNOTHERAPY)Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Irvine Lab, to assume a role in nucleic acid engineering, cell culture, and animal research in support of ongoing cancer immunotherapy and possibly HIV vaccine projects as part of the Irvine Lab. Responsibilities will primarily include supporting cancer immunotherapy studies in mice, including animal handling, injections, tumor monitoring, necropsies, and flow cytometry sample preparation.  Efforts may also include helping with synthesis of vaccine nanoparticles for studies in the laboratory and characterization of these materials; and the cloning and testing of RNA-based vaccines, mammalian cell culture, protein expression, and purification and protein blots. Significant contributions will be appropriately recognized by authorship on subsequent publications.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  high school diploma; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; comfort working with animals and analyzing, summarizing, and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and an awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. 

PREFERRED:  undergraduate degree in immunology, biological sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related area; exposure to a research lab; and experience with murine animal models or fields related to immunology.  Job #18953-3

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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