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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate II

  • Job Number: 22941

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II, Mechanical Engineering (MechE), to join a multidisciplinary group of researchers and staff that support initiatives focused on developing clinically-relevant solutions to human diseases. Will oversee the planning, scheduling, and conduct of all in-vivo studies along with all related activities; keep accurate health records, project schedules, study data, and results; participate in the modification and annual review of protocols; maintain and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for in vivo-related activities; summarize and document research results/findings; research and provide content for presentations, grants, and fellowship proposals; ensure safety standards/procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct problems; train and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and communicate, interpret, and provide training on lab policies.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; four years’ specialized lab experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); excellent basic animal handling/care skills; experience with sample collection and administration, IACUC protocols, and SOPs; desire to work with animals and learn new techniques/procedures; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional service, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and how to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. PREFERRED: master’s degree; relevant in vivo experience; supervisory experience; and experience with large and small animals in a research field, basic understanding of regulatory requirements, and AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) certification and/or CVT (certified veterinary technician). Job #229417/13/23