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

Research Support Associate, Jacks Lab

  • Job Number: 22315

  • 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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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Jacks Lab ( (multiple openings), to support an exciting team interested in the genetic events contributing to the development of cancer. Will provide basic technical support--under the direct supervision of postdoctoral researchers--for researchers and their projects by assisting in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding genetic and molecular aberrations in cancer, conducting basic lab experiments under close supervision, performing prep work for experiments, conducting standard lab techniques, and supporting lab and/or research projects or protocols. Duties will include animal husbandry, PCR ­based genotyping, and in vivo tumor imaging (bioluminescence and micro-computed tomography); the preparation/analysis of histopathological samples; cell culture; flow cytometry; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and detection techniques; and general lab support and assistance with research experiments.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; computer skills; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; practiced documentation skills; meticulous attention to detail; a commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; an awareness of safe work practices and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; and willingness to work with animals. Seek a self-motivated, highly organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers. PREFERRED: a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, exposure to a research lab, working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, and experience in the ethical and humane use of animals (especially mice) in laboratory research. Job #22315-31/26/23