Research Specialist


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Research Specialist

  • Job Number: 23523
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Part-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: part-time, 50%, schedule to be determined

Job Description

RESEARCH SPECIALIST, Mechanical Engineering (MechE)-Traverso Lab (part-time, 50%), to oversee planning, scheduling, and conduct of all in-vivo studies along with all related activities.  Will keep accurate health records, project schedules, study data, and results; participate in the modification and annual review of protocols; maintain and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for in vivo-related activities; summarize and document research results/findings; research and provide content for presentations, grant, and fellowship proposals; ensure safety standards/procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct problems; train and coordinate work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and communicate, interpret, and provide training on lab policies.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in specialized or related field; five years of specialized lab experience required (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); excellent basic animal handling/care skills; experience with sample collection and administration, IACUC protocols, and SOPs; interest in working with animals and learning new techniques/procedures; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and how to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.  PREFERRED:  experience with large and small animals in a research field, basic understanding of regulatory requirements, and AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) certification and/or CVT (certified veterinary technician).  Job #23523

Schedule to be determined.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Location: United States of America, Massachusetts
Categories: Laboratory analysis, Laboratory Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Researcher,


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