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

Technical Associate I, Lieberman Lab

  • Job Number: 22488

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Institute for Medical Eng. and Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Lieberman Lab ( , to join a lab using both experimental and computational approaches to understand the skin microbiome. Its long-term vision is to build models of ecological and evolutionary dynamics in order to realize potential precision microbiome engineering. Will perform a range of bench and computational research; participate in modification of protocols and experiment strategies, perform literature reviews and document standard operating procedures; maintain the lab’s backup data server; maintain inventories of laboratory supplies; ensure safety standards and procedures are followed; prepare lab for inspections and correct problems; participate in onboarding and training new staff; record, summarize, and document findings, including presenting data analysis to lab members; schedule equipment maintenance/repairs, troubleshoot and make recommendations to solve equipment issues, work with vendors and maintain equipment service contracts/records, and research and recommend specialized equipment purchases; participate in modification of protocols and experimental strategies; and perform other duties as assigned. May co-author articles/manuscripts. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in biology, computer science, or related field; two years’ experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate) in either wet-lab biology or computational biology; working knowledge of wet and dry lab microbiological techniques; proficiency with Microsoft, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills; willingness to explore and implement opportunities that add value to the lab; attention to detail; and self-direction and self-motivation. Must be able to collaborate as a team member and work with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines, tracking deliverables, and juggling competing priorities in a rapidly evolving work environment. PREFERRED: core scripting competency in Python and data server maintenance experience. Job #22488Work outside of regular business hours will be required on occasion.Travel within the United States may also be required (not to exceed three days per year).3/14/23