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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I

  • Job Number: 20272

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Center for Biomedical Innovation

  • School Area: Engineering

  • 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.

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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE 1, Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), to join CBI’s efforts to optimize production of biotherapeutic drugs such as monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, viral vectors, and cell therapy products in its end-to-end continuous bioreactor testbeds. Continuous manufacturing approaches are of great academic and industrial interest because they promise to greatly increase process productivity, improve product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate timelines from development to commercial manufacturing. Will provide experimental and logistical support to postdoctoral associates working on these projects in an interdisciplinary and collaborative team at the forefront of continuous biomanufacturing, and contribute as a co-author to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Responsibilities include the preparation of cell cultures, media, and other solutions; preparation of bioreactor testbeds for experiments; sampling and analysis of bioreactor cultures; assisting with the preparation of protocols, reports, and method development; the maintenance of the testbed laboratories by maintaining inventories, ordering supplies, and coordinating laboratory equipment maintenance; and performing other duties as needed. The lab is committed to providing mentorship and supporting professional development.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biological sciences, or related field; two years’ experience working in a laboratory setting (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); familiarity with basic mammalian cell culture techniques, including routine analyses; excellent organizational, documentation, and written and oral communication skills; and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, function independently and as part of a team, and work in a fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: experience with culture of CHO and HEK293 cells; bioreactor set-up, operation, and maintenance experience; and experience with analysis of biological samples, including metabolite analysis, ELISA, and qPCR/ddPCR or similar methods. Job #20272This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.10/13/21