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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I

  • Job Number: 19481

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Biology

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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 1, Biology, to work under the direct supervision of a Biology Department faculty member on studying the effects of excess cholesterol on ion channels and the activation of mammalian eggs. The work will focus on using fluorescence assays (e.g., microscopy) to monitor ion channel function in cultured cells, and on studying mammalian egg activation in vitro. Responsibilities will include maintaining cultured animal cells (live and frozen stocks); performing fluorescence microscopy experiments with those cells (live cell imaging); overseeing the management of a small animal colony and ensuring sufficient numbers of mice are available for egg harvesting, dealing directly with the staff of the animal facility; leaning to isolate eggs from hormone-primed mice, preparing mice for egg harvesting, and studying the activation of eggs in vitro; and assisting with day-to-day operational tasks such as placing orders, maintaining protocols, documentation, EHS compliance, etc.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology or closely related field; two years of experience working in a laboratory; experience growing animal cells in culture and maintaining cultured cells; and knowledge of sterile technique. PREFERRED: advanced degree in biology or related field; experience in fluorescence microscopy of cultured cells and experience using ImageJ (Fuji) and/or Cell Profiler for analysis of microscopy data; and experience isolating eggs from hormone-primed mice. Job #19481In addition to the submission of a resume and cover letter, applicants are asked to submit one to three letters of reference from previous laboratory experience as part of the application. These letters should be attached as part of a single pdf in the cover letter section of the application.This appointment is for six-months and may be renewed based upon performance and funding. A part-time (50%) schedule may also be considered.4/7/21