Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I - Langer Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab, to work with genetic engineering in a research group consisting of chemists, biologists, engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, and physicians focused on developing clinically-relevant solutions to gastrointestinal drug delivery systems. Primary responsibilities will include culturing, cloning, and assay development of microbial and mammalian cells lines. This is a highly translational project that will involve contributing to the design of experiments, ranging from polymer chemistry to early and late-stage preclinical testing in animal models. May train and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff, ensuring that others comply with established standards, regulations, and laboratory procedures. May also be responsible for training new users on equipment operation.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, tissue engineering or related field; research background in genetic engineering and drug development; at least two years’ specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; experience working with and maintaining technical instruments/equipment; strong time management and communication skills; demonstrated problem solving skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; awareness of basic safety issues; and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must be able to learn quickly; multitask and organize multiple experiments simultaneously; plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and balance multiple projects. Relevant experience with two or more of the following preferred: cell culturing (microbial or mammalian); DNA manipulation (PCR, purification, cloning); analytical techniques including gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry, microscopy; high throughput techniques; and polymer chemistry or materials science. Job #15304

This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal contingent upon grant funding.


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.

Job Number: 15304

Functional Area: Research - Scientific

Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

School Area: VP Research

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No