Research Support Associate, Anderson Lab
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, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Anderson Lab, to join the lab of Professor Daniel G. Anderson, which focuses on the interface of biotechnology and materials science. Will participate in the development of novel RNA-based nanotherapeutics. Responsibilities will include combinatorial synthesis, RNA synthesis, high throughput screening, formulation, characterization, and in vitro and in vivo testing of RNA nanoparticles; maintaining and preparing laboratory samples, stocks, supplies, equipment, and reagents; maintaining detailed records of experimental design and results; and performing other duties as needed. May carry out routine literature searches.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; basic knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; willingness to work with animals (mice) and learn new tools/techniques; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary 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.
PREFERRED: B.S./B.A. in biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biological engineering, or a relevant field; basic animal handling/care skills; experience with sample collection and administration; basic knowledge of organic chemistry; experience in combinatorial chemistry; basic molecular biology skills (DNA/RNA handling, mammalian cell culture); experience in one or more of the following: mouse handling, tail vein injections, nanoparticle formulation and characterization, cell culturing, RNA and protein expression analysis, molecular cloning, flow cytometry, and primary cell isolation.
This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension.