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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate, Belcher Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Support Associate, Belcher Lab

  • Job Number: 23342

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research-Belcher Lab ( , to join an ongoing research project funded via a radical collaboration research mechanism through Break Through Cancer, a five-way consortium between KI, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The project involves the handling and analysis of human fallopian tube tissue for imaging, cell harvesting, and other downstream applications. Responsibilities include handling the shipment and transfer of human tissues from patients at a partner hospital to the KI and back to the originating hospital while meeting a tight turnaround schedule, ensuring tissue is transported in appropriate media, and adhering to protection of PHI and all-applicable IRB protocols; ensuring robust data management practices, including data entry and review of the Asset Panda database for managing patient tissue transfer, reporting the findings from the MIT site, and coordinating data sharing across the various sites and funding agencies; and working closely with researchers in the Belcher Lab on analyzing and interpreting the imaging data obtained from these tissue specimens for early diagnosis of cancerous lesions. Will also work in tissue culture and multi-omics studies to elucidate the biological mechanisms of the origin of pre-cancerous lesions.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; attention to detail; and ability to follow and comply with technical study protocols, solve challenges, and communicate clearly and effectively. PREFERRED: B.A./B..S in biology, biomedical/biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field; and work/internship experience in a wet lab, either in an academic research university or in a hospital/pharma industry setting. Job #23342-3There will be occasional (maximum 3-4 times a month) late evening or overnight work in the lab in support of research activities due to the requirement of handling a batch of human tissues which have a 24-hour turnaround for imaging and sending back to the source hospital via overnight shipping.This is a one-year position, with the possibility of extension.10/20/23