The laboratory focuses on the application of micro- and nanotechnology to tissue repair and regeneration. We aim to improve cellular therapies for liver disease, develop microtechnology tools to systematically study living cells, and design better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
Job Description: TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Bhatia Lab, to join a lab that is on at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for the development of both therapeutic strategies for organ repair and replacement and model systems for developing novel disease treatments. The work will integrate primary cell culture, molecular biology, imaging techniques, and animal surgical methods. Will assist scientists and other technicians in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of specialized experimental techniques. Primary responsibilities will include the isolation of primary hepatic cells and assisting in the surgery, care, and study of rodents bearing tissue engineered grafts. Other duties may include standard tissue culture, protein expression analysis, and molecular biology techniques; reading and recording instrument data, tabulating data, and keeping laboratory records; participating in laboratory meetings and planning sessions; reading literature applicable to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; and maintaining mice and cell lines for experimental purposes. May also order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.
Job Requirements:Required: a B.S. in regenerative medicine, cell biology, molecular biology, or translational animal surgical models and a minimum of one year of research experience. Laboratory experience with techniques such as animal surgery and husbandry, immunohistochemistry and imaging, and cell culture and maintenance are strongly preferred. Seek a well-organized, service-oriented, and self-directed individual who enjoys working as part of a team and is able to respond to the ever-changing needs of the lab. Excellent communication and time management skills and attention to detail will be key in this position. See Job #14421 through MIT Careers.
This is a one year position with possibility of renewal, contingent upon grant funding.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with expertise in liver biology, stem cells, biomaterials, polymer chemistry, tissue engineering, nanomaterials, bioconjugate chemistry, microfabrication, or microfluidics. In particular, we are currently interested in adding team members with expertise in the following areas:
￮ Nanoparticle delivery of nucleic acids
￮ Tissue engineering with expertise in sensors, printing, and/or electronics
￮ Synthetic biology
￮ Protease biology and engineering
￮ Paper diagnostic design
￮ Clinical hepatology
Applicants, please send an email to email@example.com that includes:
￮ a summary of your research experience and interests, specifically as it relates to what you might pursue in our group (500 words or less).
￮ a copy of your curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three referees (PDF format preferred).
Please note, we receive a large volume of inquiries, so we regret that we are unable to respond to each submission. For all open positions, if we are interested in pursuing your application, we’ll be in touch within 6 weeks of receiving it.
Prospective Graduate Students:
The lab is always looking for exceptional students for graduate study. Current MIT graduate students who are interested in doing their thesis at LMRT should contact Dr. Bhatia directly with a curriculum vitae, names of three referees, and a summary of research experience and interests.