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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate II, Histology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate II, Histology

  • Job Number: 23456

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Histology Core Facility ( , to provide technical support for wide-ranging approaches being taken in cancer research and across the MIT research community. The work involves routine and cutting edge histological techniques on a wide range of samples; troubleshooting both instrumentation and protocols; working closely with world class researchers; and providing training regarding specific tasks, equipment operation, research techniques, and lab/departmental policies. Responsibilities include sorting and processing animal tissue for processing to paraffin; embedding a range of tissues and implantable devices in paraffin for microtome sectioning; sectioning paraffin and frozen tissue specimens; staining tissues with hematoxylin and eosin and customary special stains; coverslipping stained slides; performing immunohistochemical staining on slides; preparing and labeling reagents; maintaining equipment; keeping work area clean and safe; participation in formulating research methods; modifying and/or developing protocols/procedures/techniques/applications of technology; performing analysis and documenting experimental protocols; analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting, and documenting experimental results; and performing other duties as requested. May serve as EHS representative and conduct literature reviews and on-line research.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a biomedical, veterinary, or similar discipline; at least four years of experience; HT-ASCP or HTL-ASCP certification or eligibility; basic computer skills; excellent organizational, technical, interpersonal, customer service, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail and commitment to producing consistent, accurate, and high-quality work; practiced documentation skills; awareness of basic safety issues, including how to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; and ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, problem-solve, provide technical guidance to students/postdoctoral fellows, and contribute productively to team-based efforts. PREFERRED: research experience, expertise in immunohistochemistry, and HT/HTL certification. Job #2345611/20/23