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 ASSOCIATE I, Biological Engineering, to join the laboratory of Professor Alan Jasanoff and conduct molecular and cell biology experiments to establish and evaluate genetic reporters for neuroimaging and be responsible for associated data analysis and some general lab support duties. The research will involve cloning, protein engineering and expression, biochemical assays, mammalian cell culture, in vivo imaging, and histological cellular and/or tissue analysis. Associated data processing may also be involved and careful record-keeping will be required throughout. Will share data and assist with the preparation of publications and presentations; present results in lab-wide meetings and in smaller discussions; participate regularly in laboratory activities, including group meetings and journal clubs; assist with some general lab tasks such as the supervision of lab resources, ensuring inventory of appropriate lab supplies, and assisting with compliance of health and safety requirements; and perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, neuroscience, or related technical discipline; two years of experience in a research wet-lab setting, which may include undergraduate research experience; experience with biochemistry and molecular biology, including cloning, protein chemistry, and cell culture; ability to work independently and as part of a team and to respond to the dynamic needs of the lab; self-motivation; attention to detail; and excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to carefully document and maintain work in detailed written records. PREFERRED: experience with MATLAB or Python and with live-cell or tissue-level imaging and associated physiological techniques. Job #19571
This position is initially for one year with a possibility of extension.