Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Technician, MIT BioMicro Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Technician, MIT BioMicro Center
Job Number: 19310
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Non-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.
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, Biology-MIT BioMicro Center (2 openings), to join a highly collaborative technical team supporting a broad range of biological research projects in cancer, infectious disease, environmental health, and other topics in basic and applied biology. Will focus on providing service and support for a variety of cutting-edge, high data content technologies including next-generation sequencing and automated liquid handling; perform a broad range of genomic and molecular biology techniques; and participate in the adoption of high-throughput methodologies. The MIT BioMicro Center is an integrated genomics core facility that provides access to cutting edge technology, assistance with experimental methodologies, and user training to scientists in over one hundred labs across four departments and centers.
REQUIRED: exposure to a research lab; excellent interpersonal, computer, organizational, and critical thinking skills in order to train and assist users with techniques and data analysis; self-motivation and a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; and a high school diploma. PREFERRED: a bachelor’s degree in biological science; experience working in a laboratory setting, including experience with genomics, molecular biology, or automation; direct experience with high throughput and genomic technologies; ability to interact effectively with researchers at all levels; solid understanding of molecular biology; and the ability to rapidly grasp new fields of study. Job #19310-4 This is a two-year appointment, renewable, based on performance and research priorities. The estimated start date is June 1, 2021. 2/16/21