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Technical Associate I, Bhatia Lab

Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, BHATIA LAB, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join a dynamic research laboratory and work at the cutting edge of nanotechnology for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for applications in cancer and liver diseases. Experimental work will include techniques in mammalian cell culture, biology (RT-qPCR, Western blotting), microscopy, nanotechnology, animal husbandry, and animal tissue processing. Will also be responsible for assisting with the management of operational activities. The main research responsibilities will be synthesis and characterization of tissue-targeting nanomaterials; executing cell culture and animal experiments under the supervision of a postdoctoral researcher; collecting, recording, and analyzing data and communicating research findings to the research supervisor; participating in laboratory meetings and planning sessions with a diverse group of biologists and engineers and reading literature applicable to the specifics of the research project; and contributing to maintaining the laboratory. Operational responsibilities include safety training of new staff; observation and enforcement of regulatory safety guidelines; ensuring proper disposal of chemical and biological waste; ordering, receiving, and stocking supplies; scheduling the maintenance and repair of equipment; coordination of lab service-focused tasks performed by other lab members; and ensuring that lab is clean and organized.

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED: B.A./B..S degree in a field related to chemistry, biology, or bioengineering; two years of specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); and excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Seek a well-organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and self-motivated individual who is able to respond to the dynamic needs of the laboratory.PREFERRED: laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture, rodent husbandry, RT-qPCR, fluorescence microscopy, ELISA, and, western blotting.Job #22273

Salary range: $48,500 - 52,000


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