POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Biological Engineering, to join the team of Dr. Murat Cirit. The NIH-NCATS funded Translational Center of Tissue Chip Technologies was launched in September 2016 to combine quantitative experimental biology, computational biology and biostatistics to characterize Tissue Chip/Organ-on-Chip systems and translate experimental insights into clinical outcomes. Will be responsible for transferring technology from the Tissue Chip Developers' labs to the MIT center, including human cell culture (primary, iPSC, cell lines), device operation (microfluidics, Transwell systems, custom devices), and characterization assays (ELISAs, qPCR, imaging etc.). The center will operate as a GLP-like environment utilizing electronic lab notebooks, sample management software, and a results database. Will also contribute to experimental design and project development; manage a team of technicians; oversee data entry; present ongoing work and findings to Tissue Chip Developers, NCATS, FDA, and at conferences; prepare samples and run biochemical assays; analyze and plot experimental results, prepare weekly progress reports, data/experimental results/updates, and plans for following week; and carefully document protocols and experiments.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or biology; experience with drug screening and basic biology lab techniques (human/mammalian cell culture, biochemical assays, etc.); excellent written and verbal communication skills; solid organizational and planning skills; self-motivation; detail-orientation; and proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be able to perform statistical analysis; follow complex instructions; multitask; carefully document work in written records; work both independently and as part of a team; plan and troubleshoot experiments independently; and work in a fast-paced and dynamic research environment. Experience with tissue engineering, pharmacological applications of tissue engineering, and iPSC and primary cell culture preferred. Job #14158
Some travel (<10%) and night and weekend work required.
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