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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Jasanoff Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Jasanoff Lab

  • Job Number: 23728

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Department of Biological Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Biological Engineering-Jasanoff Lab (https://jasanofflab.mit.edu/) , to assist lab researchers with a variety of experiments and duties related to studies of neural function in animals. Principal responsibilities include rodent handling; performing surgery and behavioral experiments, data acquisition and analysis, and prep work for experiments; following institutional protocols for experimental procedures and MIT environmental health and safety regulations; ordering animals; handling and logging controlled substances (sometimes to be used in behavioral studies); assisting with animal protocol work; acting as a liaison to the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM); and performing other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or biomedical engineering; at least two years of specialized laboratory experience (which may include experience gained working as an undergraduate student); experience with behavioral experimentation; familiarity with data analysis approaches, especially those related to neuroscience experiments; and ability to learn and implement project-specific research protocols and work collaboratively, under supervision, with other lab members. PREFERRED: interest or experience in systems neuroscience research; experience with animal surgery, imaging and immunohistochemical techniques, and laboratory animal handling; knowledge of image analysis and programming; and proficiency with MATLAB programming or similar. Job #23728 May work occasional nights and weekends as dictated by experiments. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check. 2/13/24

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