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, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science-Lieberman Lab, to join a lab that studies real-time evolution within the microbiomes of individual people with the aim of building the foundational ecological knowledge needed to realize the promise of precision microbiome engineering while addressing fundamental questions about the interactions of evolution and ecology in microbial communities. Will perform a range of bench and computational research, including microbial cultivation from skin samples, genomic library preparation, analyses of next-generation sequencing data, and data management; participate in modification of protocols and experiment strategies, perform literature reviews to identify new protocols and computational approaches, and document standard operating procedures for the lab; maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies, assist with ordering, and ensure items are charged to correct accounts; maintain the lab freezer inventory, making and maintaining stocks of lab reagents and the inventory of common lab disposables; maintain the lab’s backup data server; and summarize and document results and findings to PI and lab researchers and present research findings at laboratory meetings. May co-author manuscripts/articles for publication, perform independent research, and perform other duties as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, computer science, or related field; at least two years’ experience in wet-lab biology or computational biology (may include experience gained as an undergraduate) and working knowledge of both wet and dry lab microbiological techniques; at least beginner-level proficiency coding in Python; strong organizational and communication skills; attention to detail; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people; a strong command of Microsoft, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; and willingness to explore and implement opportunities that will add value to the lab. Job #19857
Must be available for emergencies on nights and weekends as needed.