Assistant Professor of Immunology – MIT-Ragon Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together with the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard are seeking outstanding scientists for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of July 1, 2018 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The Ragon Institute was officially established in February 2009 as a joint institute involving faculty from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard with a dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.
Candidates should demonstrate a track record of exceptional achievement in basic or translational research and a potential to develop an outstanding independent research program that supports the Institute’s ultimate goal of harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases. In particular, we are looking for innovative scientists with unique virology or immunology expertise as well as creative individuals who bring novel complementary approaches from other disciplines, including engineering, physical sciences, computation and structural biology, which can synergize with ongoing basic and translational research efforts at the Ragon Institute. Candidates whose interests intersect or complement vaccine design and development are strongly encouraged to apply. Expertise in the HIV field is not required.
The successful candidate will hold a primary tenured or tenure-track appointment within an appropriate department at MIT, and will be physically based at the Ragon Institute. Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start of employment. The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level; however under special circumstances, a senior faculty appointment is possible. The Institute has its own recently renovated building located at the heart of MIT. The successful candidate will be provided a generous start-up package to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, as well as access to state of the art core facilities including advanced flow cytometry, microscopy, and an extensive clinical specimen repository. The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program complemented by substantial support from Institute funds. We particularly seek individuals whose expertise complement existing programs at the Ragon Institute. The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists and the scholarly qualities required to mentor doctoral students in the graduate programs at MIT. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and supervision of student research.
Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/mit-ragon-search/register.tcl. Each application should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. Each candidate must arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/mit-ragon-search/letters.
Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered complete, responses must be received by February, 2018.
Please see Ragon Institute website for more information on this position.
With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering and science education, research, and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
Postdoctoral Associate – IMES/Isolation and Characterization of Exosomes Project
Postdoctoral Associate to join the team of Dr. Mercedes Balcells-Camps and Professor Elazer Edelman in a research group focused on extracellular vesicles, especially exosomes and microvesicles, which are not merely lipid vesicles, but also carry nucleic acids, proteins, receptors, lipids, and transcription factors, among others. The cargo content of microvesicles is programmed and selected specifically by the secretory cell. Due to its cargo, microvesicles have been implicated in multiple pathologies. Will isolate and separate extracellular and intracellular microvesicles produced by vascular, cancer, and brain cells; characterize isolated microvesicles as function of their size, origin, and load characteristics; and examine if the isolated microvesicles are able to induce phenotypic and genotypic changes on neighboring healthy and diseased cells. Duties include performing original research, which may include mammalian cell culture under 2D and 3D culture environments and mechanical stimulation (flow), differential ultracentrifugation, sequential centrifugal ultrafiltration or immunocapture, cryo-TEM, qRT-PCR, NGS-DNA Seq, SDS-PAGE, flow cytometry, Western blot, immunofluorescence, and cell function assays in high throughput format.
PhD in biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, or relevant field; post-graduate experience in the biological field; experience with isolation and characterization of cell culture supernatants or serum proteins or lipids from bodily fluids; expertise in biology techniques (RNA, DNA, protein isolation and characterization, metabolomics, proteomics); experience with drug delivery (microparticle synthesis, loading, imaging and sorting techniques), a variety of computational biology techniques, software packages (R, MATLAB, Python), -omics databases, and algorithms to analyze -omics data; ability to work independently and collaboratively; and strong publication record. Experience with animal models and working with hydrogels and perfusion systems a plus.
Please apply to position 15201 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted September 14, 2017
Senior Faculty – IMES
SENIOR FACULTY MEMBER, The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) http://imes.mit.edu/ at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applicants to apply for a tenured faculty position in the area of biomedical imaging to begin July, 2017 or thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured faculty position at MIT as the Athinoula A. Martinos Professor. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Functional and Structural Biomedical Imaging, in particular the facilities housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Martinos Professor will have her/his laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center on the MGH campus. IMES is pioneering novel research and graduate education paradigms at the convergence of engineering, science, and medicine. IMES also houses the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology (HST) program, the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center, the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, and MIT’s Clinical Research Center. Appointments will be made in partnership with another MIT department. Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering, science, or a related field (including MD or MD/PhD) by the beginning of employment. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill all teaching, research and service obligations of a tenured faculty professor at MIT. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to MIT and the profession.
Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://imes-senior-search.mit.edu/register. Each application should include: curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. Each candidate must arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at http://imes-senior-search.mit.edu/letters.
Questions should be addressed to email@example.com. To be considered responses must be received by April 1, 2017.
With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
For general questions, technical issues, or problems submitting documents, please contact Search-Master@School-of-Engineering-Faculty-Search.mit.edu.
Technical Associate I – IMES/Bhatia Lab
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to work at the cutting edge of nanotechnology for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for applications in cancer in the lab of Professor Bhatia. Will join a team of senior researchers and play an active role in the entire experimental process, in this case, developing, testing, and implementing activity-based nanosensor biomarker tests for lung, ovarian, and/or prostate cancer (https://www.ted.com/talks/sangeeta_bhatia_this_tiny_particle_could_roam_your_body_to_find_tumors). Bench work will include techniques such as injections, live animal imaging, tissue collection, processing of animal tissues, mammalian cell culture, microscopy, nanotechnology, and biochemistry assays (ELISA, RT-qPCR, Western blotting). Responsibilities include implementing and conducting experiments–in consultation with a supervisor–designed to address a larger, defined set of group aims; making observations, analyzing data and interpreting results; generating oral and written reports on performed experiments; attending team meetings and presenting the results; working independently on routine work and receiving instruction on new assignments; preparing orders and shipments and maintaining stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies; and performing other tasks as requested.
A bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related field; at least two years of relevant research experience with related lab techniques (which may include undergraduate work); ability to solve complex problems and exercise judgment within defined practices and techniques; willingness to learn new research and techniques; excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and with external contacts; and exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills and lab notebook practices; and attention to detail.
Please apply to position 15755 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted February 27, 2017
Administrative Assistant II
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to provide comprehensive administrative support for three faculty members and administrative service to the department. Will prepare/process financial paperwork and reimbursements; monitor and reconcile research and discretionary accounts; update faculty CVs and maintain up-to-date publication lists; maintain websites and develop a template for all project pages; manage complex travel arrangements; coordinate logistics for conferences and sponsor visits; assist with layout and graphics for research manuscripts; perform information searches; draft appointment letters and handle other editing responsibilities; maintain course websites and ensure course materials are up-to-date; monitor and order group supplies/equipment; plan and organize IMES events and research group meetings, seminars, and conferences; assist faculty with the preparation of grant proposals and coordinate pre- and post-grant award management; provide orientation and training to student employees and temporary staff; collaborate with lab managers, students, and other department staff to ensure smooth operations; serve as a point-of-contact for faculty, students, and visitors; respond to in-person, telephone, and email inquiries; distribute mail; and perform other duties as requested.
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience; strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to maintain confidentiality, learn new skills, and balance priorities across simultaneous projects; and proficiency with MS Office and ability to learn new software applications. Seek a proactive and self-motivated individual who is able to work both independently and as part of a team. Bachelor’s degree and Adobe, Endnote, Stellar, SAP, and web design software experience preferred. MIT experience helpful.
Please apply to position 15709-5 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted February 13, 2017