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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate, Hemann Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Support Associate, Hemann Lab

  • Job Number: 20275

  • 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

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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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research ( -Hemann Lab ( , to provide basic laboratory support for researchers and their projects under direct supervision. Will be responsible for data input and basic lab support functions and lab administration such as maintaining lab calendar and lab directories and participating in planning and executing lab events, including lab meetings; maintaining vendor relationships and equipment service contracts/records; scheduling the maintenance and repair of equipment; and assisting with maintaining laboratory inventory. Other duties include mouse handling and cell culture assays, DNA cloning, FACS analyses, primary cell culture and isolation, and viral gene transfer. Data/analysis responsibilities include updating and maintaining data in laboratory databases; conducting online research; generating standardized reports; and using web software to input, update, and maintain web content.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; a commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work; and an awareness of basic safety issues, including the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must have experience conducting online research and applying information to projects based on scientific area of study. PREFERRED: bachelor's degree, prior exposure to research lab, and familiarity with molecular biology. Job #20275 This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension contingent upon available funding.10/13/21