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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Harnett Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Harnett Lab

  • Job Number: 19369

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: McGovern Institute for Brain Research

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to perform multidisciplinary neuroscience research in the Harnett Lab. The Harnett Lab lab aims to understand the computational principles by which processes in individual neurons contribute to learning and behavior in rodents. Responsibilities will include behavioral experiments, neuronal recording/imaging, surgery, and microscopy. Additional responsibilities could include data analysis and computational modeling. The position is closely integrated into ongoing projects and includes the opportunity to develop an independent research component. It would be ideal for someone looking to develop their research skills before applying to graduate school.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a scientific or engineering bachelor’s degree; two-years of experience in a research laboratory; willingness to work with rodents; basic programming and quantitative reasoning skills; excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills; and ability to work both collaboratively and independently. PREFERRED: experience with statistical data analysis, signal processing, or computational modeling in Python or MATLAB. Job #19369

This is a two-year, term appointment with the possibility of extension based upon funding and project need. revised 4/9/21