Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research -Yilmaz Lab , to join an enthusiastic, engaged group pursuing high-impact research investigating how diet influences tissue regeneration, stem cell metabolism, and tumorigenesis. Will provide basic technical support (under direct supervision of postdoctoral researchers) by assisting in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding nutrient metabolites and their influence on stem cell function, conducting basic lab experiments under close supervision, performing prep work for experiments, conducting standard lab techniques, and functioning to support lab and/or research projects or protocols. Duties will include mouse handling and injections;; PCRbased genotyping; the preparation/analysis of histopathological samples; cell culture; flow cytometry; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and detection techniques; and general lab support and assistance with research experiments.
The Yilmaz Laboratory seeks to understand how adult stem cells and their microenvironment adapt to diverse diets in the context of tissue regeneration, aging, and cancer initiation. It is studying the effects of dietary interventions on intestinal stem cell (ISC) function in the mammalian intestine.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab; computer skills; practiced documentation skills; meticulous attention to detail; commitment to exceeding quality standards and producing accurate and high-quality work; awareness of safe work practices and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; and willingness to work with animals. Seek a self-motivated, highly-organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree in biological sciences, working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, and experience in the ethical and humane use of animals (especially mice) in laboratory research. Job #19737-3
Internal Number: 19737
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature