Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab

Massachusetts, United States
25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2021
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 ASSOCIATEPicower Institute for Learning and Memory-Tsai Lab, to assist with research on the effects of neurodegeneration on cognitive function in various mouse models. Duties include conducting behavioral experiments to assess learning and memory in mouse models and analysis of highly-automated paradigms as well as those requiring human observation. These projects will include optogenetic, pharmacological, histology, biochemical, and imaging approaches. The position involves working closely with postdocs and graduate students.

This position would be ideal for someone who would like to work in the cutting-edge field of mouse genetics related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Tsai Lab is committed to the intellectual development and career progression of all lab members. The scope, complexity, and independence of participation in research projects will be commensurate with experience. As skills are developed, there will be increased participation in scientific research.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; at least two years’ post degree experience working in a research laboratory environment; and experience with behavioral testing and familiarity with the intricacies of rodent behavior, particularly in the mouse. Seek an organized, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working independently and can function effectively in a team-oriented environment. 

PREFERRED experience with rodent stereotaxic surgery and brain dissection; experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (e.g., Western blotting and histology). Job #19106

Should be available to make a minimum two-year commitment.