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:
- 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.
- 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.