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Technical Associate, Molecular Connectomic Technology

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MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA
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Position Overview:

The Synthetic Neurobiology research group develops cutting-edge methods for mapping the wiring and molecular composition of the brain. We are looking for a Technical Associate – Molecular Connectomic Technology in Mouse Brain to help develop new viral, nucleic acid, and protein-based technologies for labeling neurons in the mouse brain for connectomic mapping.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, perform, and optimize procedures on animal models to test novel molecular tools (30%)
  • Design and perform experiments on tissue containing novel molecular tools, and analyze the result (30%)
  • Apply expansion microscopy to the visualization of tissues (10%);
  • Collaborate and help research group team members and other collaborating students and postdocs on mouse brain research (20%);
  • Assist with article/manuscript writing (5%);
  • Other duties as assigned (5%).


This appointment is for one year with possibility of extension based on funding and course of research.

Qualifications & Skills:

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering, Neuroscience, or a related field;
  • At least four years’ experience in animal research and tissue processing;
  • Broad knowledge of research and work of field;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated superb analytical/problem solving/critical thinking skills and judgment;
  • Attention to detail, superb organizational, documentation, communication, and time management skills required;
  • Able to work independently and self-motivated, and able to work as part of a tightly-knit team;
  • Demonstrated interest in neural circuit mapping.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with live mouse brain experiments;
  • Master’s degree in related field;
  • Prior supervisory experience to contribute to the coordination of tasks.


To apply, go to hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID#18251.


Position Overview:

The Synthetic Neurobiology research group develops cutting-edge methods for mapping the wiring and molecular composition of the brain. We are looking for a Technical Associate – Molecular Connectomic Technology in…

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Cambridge, MA

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