RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research-Chen Lab, to support a fast-paced and exciting research program in immunology and cancer biology. Will maintain mouse colonies and laboratory equipment, assist with maintaining efficient laboratory operations, provide basic laboratory support for researchers and their projects, conduct basic lab experiments under close supervision, and assist with prep work for experiments. Responsibilities include preparing and submitting animal protocols collecting and processing lab samples or research data routine literature searches updating lab calendar, directories, and mailing lists maintaining vendor relationships and equipment service contracts/records scheduling equipment maintenance/repairs serving as a resource to lab personnel assisting with maintaining lab inventory updating databases and following safety standards/procedures, ensuring safe disposal of biohazard waste, maintaining safety records, and interfacing with MIT environmental health and safety personnel.
The position provides an opportunity to strengthen your molecular and cell biology, immunology, and cancer immunotherapy experience and increase your knowledge of working with experimental animals.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; basic knowledge of general laboratory practices/procedures; willingness to work with animals; experience working in a team-oriented environment with people of diverse backgrounds; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; self-motivation; excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Bachelor's degree, research experience in biological sciences, and exposure to a research lab strongly preferred; as is experience in the ethical and humane use of animals in laboratory research. Job#14826-4
This is a one-year, term-limit position based on continued available funding.
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