Research Support Associate, Anderson Lab

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2021
Ref
19129
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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, 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.

Job Requirements

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. 

Job #19129-3

This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension.

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