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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab

  • Job Number: 20142

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Picower Institute for Learning & Memory

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: 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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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, TSAI LAB, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to assist with research on the effects of neurodegeneration on cognitive function in various mouse models. Duties include conducting behavioral experiments to assess learning and memory in mouse models and analysis of highly-automated paradigms as well as those requiring human observation. These projects will include optogenetic, pharmacological, histology, biochemical, and imaging approaches. Will work closely with postdocs and graduate students. This position would be ideal for a highly motivated individual who is interested in working in the cutting-edge field of mouse genetics related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Tsai Lab is committed to the intellectual development and career progression of all lab members. The scope, complexity, and independence of participation in research projects will be commensurate with experience. As skills are developed, the position will involve increasing participation in scientific research.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; at least two years of post-degree experience working in a research laboratory environment; experience with behavioral testing and familiarity with the intricacies of rodent behavior, particularly in the mouse. Seek a self-motivated, highly organized individual who is comfortable working independently and can function effectively in a team-oriented environment. PREFERRED: experience with rodent stereotaxic surgery and brain dissection and experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (e.g., Western blotting and histology). Job #20142

Should be available to make a minimum two-year commitment.