Technical Associate I, Experimental Biologist (Profiling and Characterization)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 22534
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGIST (PROFILING AND CHARACTERIZATION), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)-Kellis Lab, to help dissect the mechanisms underlying the genetics of cancer, neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, and immune diseases by refining and validating biological hypotheses. This will be accomplished by molecular assays, including assay of transposase accessible chromatin (ATAC-seq), RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), and single-cell profiling (scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq). Will be responsible for generating data sets for use in computational analyses; assisting with project planning, task prioritization, and the timely achievement of goals; performing--with supervision--the experiments listed above and documenting all work electronically; interacting with lab members and collaborators' labs to plan research and interpret results; maintenance and ordering lab supplies; and as skills are developed, increased participation in scientific research and independent research tasks.
REQUIRED: B.Sc./B.A. in biology, biochemistry, or related field; two years' specialized lab experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); experience performing molecular biology and next generation sequencing experiments; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to concisely and clearly convey information to others; and ability to identify and select appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions. PREFERRED: background in genetics, molecular biology, and/or gene regulation; experience with assay of transposase accessible chromatin (ATAC-seq) and RNA sequencing molecular assays; and experience with high-throughput assays. Job #22534
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