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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, JazLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, JazLab

  • Job Number: 23956

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: McGovern Institute for Brain Research

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to work in the laboratory of Dr. Mehrdad Jazayeri. JazLab ( conducts multidisciplinary research on the neural basis of cognition in humans and animal models, spanning the fields of systems, computational, and cognitive neuroscience; and uses cutting-edge brain recording/perturbation tools to study neural activity as animals perform complex tasks. Responsibilities include performing animal-related functions such as animal care, behavioral training and testing, pre- and post-operative care, monitoring anesthesia, conducting MRIs, and assisting with surgeries; wet-lab related functions such as preparing for and leading lab inspections, enforcing environmental health and safety, purchasing chemical/biological materials, sterilizing supplies, and maintaining equipment; and management/administrative functions such as developing standardized protocols, onboarding personnel, scheduling, organizing events, arranging guest visits, managing finances, processing reimbursements, proofing grants/manuscripts, handling mail, and liaising with various departments on campus. This position offers a fantastic opportunity to assist with innovative research and learn new skills in a social and supportive environment, receive training in state-of-the-art experiments, and contribute to one or more research projects.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in a science-related field; two years of relevant laboratory experience; comfort working with animals; strong organizational, problem-solving, communication, and time-management skills; and self-motivation. Must be able to perform enlisted functions with little help after an initial learning and adaptation period and juggle the dynamic events that occur in a fast-paced interdisciplinary research environment. PREFERRED: animal care experience and experience as a lab technical assistant. Job #239564/24/24