Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate, Li Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Support Associate, Li Lab
Job Number: 22507
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Non-Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Li Lab, to assist with lab administration and pursue high-impact research projects investigating the underlying biology of hematopoiesis. The lab is led by a physician-scientist who also treats patients with cancer and blood disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The lab is focused on understanding fundamental mechanisms of human blood disorders and developing novel therapeutics. It also has a dedicated focus on training the next generation of scientists. Will be responsible for data input and basic lab support functions and lab administration. Responsibilities include maintaining lab calendar and directories; participating in planning and executing lab events and meetings; maintaining vendor relationships and equipment service contracts/records; scheduling equipment maintenance and repair; assisting with maintaining laboratory inventory, including supplies and reagents; database maintenance; conducting online research; generating standardized reports; and updating and maintaining web content. The position offers an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research and receive extensive one-on-one mentor from the principal investigator in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent and willingness to work with and learn mice handling. PREFERRED: bachelor's degree in biological or chemistry sciences; exposure to a research lab; basic cell or molecular biology laboratory experience; experience with molecular biology and handling micropipettes, sterile technique in mammalian cell culture, molecular cloning, and mice handling; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Job #22507-3This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension.3/17/23