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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Hammond and Straehla Labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Hammond and Straehla Labs

  • Job Number: 20590

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research ( -Hammond and Straehla Labs, to perform research and lab administration duties on a dynamic team developing modular nanoparticle platforms for brain tumors. Will serve as an in vivo specialist, providing experimental and logistical support for projects related to drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier for pediatric and adult tumors. Responsibilities include working with researchers/clinicians to design and execute oncology-related mouse studies, including routine handling, restraint, and identification of laboratory mice and (after sufficient training) tumor inoculation, non-invasive imaging, and dosing by various routes; supporting in vivo work through maintaining tissue culture, with opportunities to perform orthogonal preclinical studies such as drug screens and microscopy/histology; maintaining and reporting accurate records, including data analysis and presenting research findings at laboratory meetings; initiating and recommending changes to manuals/procedures; and conducting literature reviews and co-authoring manuscripts and conference presentations. Lab administration duties will include ensuring there is an adequate inventory of lab supplies; maintaining records regarding equipment and troubleshooting/ordering new equipment; and ensuring that biohazard waste disposal occurs following policies and procedures. This position is ideal for someone looking to gain research experience before applying to graduate school.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in STEM or related field; two years’ specialized lab experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); hands-on in vivo work experience (specific experience with brain tumor models not required--will receive training/guidance before working independently on in vivo studies); excellent interpersonal and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; and commitment to rigorous, high-quality research. PREFERRED: experience with in vivo techniques related to neuroscience/oncology models; and familiarity with therapeutic dosing techniques, noninvasive imaging, and tissue processing/histology techniques. Job #2059012/23/21