Research Scientist in Molecular Connectomic Technology in Mouse Brain, Synthetic Neurobiology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab
United States

    • Research Scientist - Molecular Connectomic Technology in Mouse Brain, Synthetic Neurobiology
      • Job Number: 16830
      • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
      • Department: Media Lab
      • School Area: Architecture & Planning
      • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
      • Employment Category: Exempt
      • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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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.

      RESEARCH SCIENTIST-MOLECULAR CONNECTOMIC TECHNOLOGY IN MOUSE BRAINMedia Lab-Synthetic Neurobiology Research Group, to join a group that develops cutting-edge methods for mapping the wiring and molecular composition of the brain.  Will develop new viral, nucleic acid, and protein-based technologies for labeling neurons in the mouse brain for connectomic mapping.  Responsibilities will include helping to design, validate, and optimize the function of molecular tools in the living mouse brain; applying expansion microscopy to the visualization of tissues; teaching and deploying such technologies into collaborating labs; assisting with lab management and grant and manuscript writing; and collaborating with and helping research group team members and other collaborating students and postdocs on mouse brain research. 


      Job Requirements

      REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in biological engineering, neuroscience, or related field; at least three years of work experience with live mouse brain experiments; expertise in molecular cloning, viral tool design and construction, and in vivo delivery of viral vectors (via intracranial injection or in utero electroporation); experience in fluorescence microscopy, tissue processing, in situ hybridization and/or sequencing, DNA library construction, and DNA sequencing; excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, documentation, and time management skills; demonstrated analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; good judgment; attention to detail; self-motivation; ability to work both independently and as part of a tightly-knit team; and demonstrated background and interest in neural circuit mapping.  Job #16830

      This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based upon funding and course of research.



      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.

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