Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate (Immunology)-Irvine Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE (IMMUNOTHERAPY), Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Irvine Lab, to assume a role in biomaterials and animal research in support of ongoing cancer immunotherapy studies in a laboratory supported by the NIH and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Responsibilities will primarily include supporting cancer immunotherapy studies in mice including animal handling, injections, tumor monitoring, necropsies, and flow cytometry sample preparation. Efforts may also include helping with synthesis of vaccine nanoparticles for studies in the laboratory and characterization of these materials, and cloning and testing of RNA-based vaccines. Significant contributions will be appropriately recognized by authorship on subsequent publications.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; comfort working with animals and analyzing, summarizing, and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and an awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. An undergraduate degree in immunology, biological sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related area is strongly preferred. Exposure to a research lab and experience with murine animal models or fields related to immunology also preferred. Job #15282-4

This is a temporary, one-year, nonexempt position with the possibility of an extension based upon continued funding.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 15282

Functional Area: Research - Scientific

Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

School Area: VP Research

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No