Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Support Associate I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE I, Biological Engineering (part-time, 20 hrs/wk.), to provide basic operations support for thirty-five to forty researchers in three laboratories. Responsibilities will include assisting with basic lab maintenance including laboratory, freezer, and tissue culture rooms; performing basic research experiments; replenishing supplies and solutions; keeping water baths, freezers, and tissue culture incubators clean; maintaining prep room and equipment according to established standards; and assisting with assuring that laboratories meet standard inspections. Will perform tasks per the instructions of and work directly under the lab manager. Tasks will be collaborative in nature and require working as a member of a team toward a common objective. Will be trained in all the basic laboratory techniques used in this position.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma; basic knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; basic computer skills; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; detail orientation; ability to follow complex directions and to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be able to move (push, pull, or lift) objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Seek someone who displays initiative and a "can-do" approach to the work. An associate’s degree in a science discipline is also preferred. Laboratory research support experience would be a plus. Job #14410-2

May be subject to hazards including proximity to mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to high heat or chemicals.

The schedule is flexible at four hours per day, five days per week within the operating hours of 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14110

Functional Area: Research - Other

Department: Department of Biological Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Part-Time

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: flexible - see description for details