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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)- Gehrke Lab , to join a team that studies RNA viruses to understand how they infect cells, alter gene expression, and subvert immune responses to cause pathogenesis. The specific focus of the position will be on understanding host-pathogen interactions using cerebral organoids infected by viruses. It offers an opportunity to gain fundamental skills working in an interdisciplinary and technologically-driven environment and interact across all three institutes the Gehrke Lab is affiliated with--MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Harvard Medical School's Department of Microbiology, and the Whitehead Institute.
REQUIRED : B.S. in a field related to biology, chemistry, or bioengineering; two years of experimental laboratory experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); experience with sterile technique and cell culture; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; attention to detail; and the ability to work productively as a member of a team. Seek a self-motivated and self-directed individual who is able to respond to a rapidly evolving work environment involving concurrent projects and responsibilities. PREFERRED : experience with virus work and virology; and laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture, RT-qPCR, microscopy, and flow cytometry. Job #20897
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