Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate, Soto-Feliciano Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Support Associate, Soto-Feliciano Lab
Job Number: 20082
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.
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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (https://ki.mit.edu/) -Soto-Feliciano Lab (2 openings), to contribute to independent research projects--run by postdoctoral and doctoral scientists--that are focused on epigenetic mechanisms of normal development and cancer. Research techniques will include mammalian cell culture; basic molecular biology techniques (PCR and molecular cloning, protein analyses); standard chromatin assays (ChIP and related methods); next-gen sequencing (library preparation and basic analyses); and confocal microscopy, including sample preparation, imaging, and analyses. Other duties include maintaining stocks of reagents and cell lines and occasional work with vertebrate animals (mice). The Soto-Feliciano Lab is interested in understanding how chromatin adaptor proteins help decode the chemical language of chromatin (the physiological form of our genomes), their context-specific effects, and how they regulate gene expression in normal physiology and disease. These studies will improve our basic understanding of how protein complexes assemble on chromatin in a concerted and regulated manner, ultimately giving insight into the etiology of cancer and other human diseases and paving the way for therapeutic approaches that revert chromatin and epigenetic dysregulation.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; computer skills; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; practiced documentation skills; meticulous attention to detail; self-motivation; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; awareness of safe work practices and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; willingness to work with animals; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to work on teams in a fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: B.S./M.S. in biology/chemistry/ STEM field; exposure to a research lab; and experience with cell culture, molecular biology, and/or biochemical techniques. Job #20082-3
This is a two-year, term position with the possibility of an extension. 8/26/21