TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to work on a fast-paced interdisciplinary project aimed at annotating the transcriptome of single cells with their biophysical properties. The Shalek group specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems and the Manalis Lab specializes in precision measurement of single-cell mass and other biophysical properties to predict drug sensitivity. The position will allow the applicant to gain experience in these areas, with a specific focus on cancer biology, under minimal supervision. May perform independent research under the supervision of professors Scott Manalis and Alex Shalek. The project will entail careful consideration of study design, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), RNA-seq library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS), data analysis in R, and communicating results to the lab and larger community. Will gain fundamental skills working in an interdisciplinary and technologically-driven environment and have access to the intellectual resources present across multiple labs at MIT, the Broad Institute, and the Ragon Institute.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree, preferably with course work in biology, chemistry, and/or genomics; at least two years of specialized lab experience, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; and strong time management, problem solving, and communication skills. Seek a highly motivated and organized individual who is able to balance multiple projects, learn quickly, and work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of R and/or other programming languages is desirable. Job #15037
This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal contingent on grant funding.
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