Postdoctoral Associate, Belcher Lab

Massachusetts, United States
23 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2021
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.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEKoch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Belcher Lab, to work on cutting edge medical infrared fluorescence imaging research as a member of the laboratory of Professor Angela Belcher. Will join an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of scientists and engineers. Will be responsible for enhancing the Belcher lab’s capabilities in medical fluorescence imaging and analysis of cellular-sized features through deep tissue; overseeing model development and instrument use, maintenance, and troubleshooting; communicating results to the scientific community through publications and presentations; and supervising undergraduate students and laboratory technicians.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in biophysics, optics, materials science and engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related field; prior experience with advanced fluorescence imaging, instrument design and setup, and software and hardware development is required; experience with small animal models; strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; self-motivation; and attention to detail.  Must be able to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment, contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team, execute detailed technical protocols meticulously, and prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. Supervisory experience is preferred. Job #18879

Candidate selection will be made through and evaluation of 1) the quality of  publications in areas relevant to the posted research requirements, 2) record of accomplishments entered into the candidate’s CV, 3) descriptions of research and educational experiences provided in the application materials, and 4) the strength of professional references.  

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.