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Research Biologist

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group develops advanced biological and chemical technologies to address urgent national security challenges. Capabilities within the Group include molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; analytical chemistry; organic chemistry; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; microfluidics; and rapid prototyping. These capabilities are applied to solving high-priority problems spanning chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; pathogen identification and characterization; point-of-care diagnostics; molecular intelligence; biosecurity; and DNA forensics. Our multidisciplinary team works across and outside the Laboratory to solve hard problems using innovative bio/chemical engineering and analytics.

Job Description

The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group is in search of a creative, motivated, detail-oriented individual to support our cellular engineering, synthetic biology, biodefense, and in-vitro culture systems portfolios. This position will include both laboratory work and data analysis. The candidate will perform in several roles: working independently, working as part of a small team, and leading a small team on a specific task supporting a larger effort. The candidate will work closely with experts in synthetic biology, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, and bioinformatics.


This candidate should hold a BS in biology, biochemistry or a closely-related field with 5+ years of experience, or an MS in those fields with 3+ years of experience. Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and graphical) are highly desired. Strong collaboration and mulit-tasking skills are also highly-desired. Experience in two or more of the following areas is highly desired: virology, mammalian cell culture, microbiology, and molecular biology. Experience in bioinformatics is desired.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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