Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
February 27 2018
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Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) at MIT seeks a postdoctoral associate to join an academia-industry team led by Professor Anthony Sinskey that is developing new processes for viral vaccine manufacturing.

Will design and execute experiments to develop and optimize upstream processes for cell growth, infection and virus harvest; and analyze and characterize cell culture processes using a Nova BioProfile Analyzer, HPLC, and other analytical tools. This position involves close collaboration with academic and industrial partners and will require the preparation of regular progress reports to industry sponsors.


A Ph.D. in biochemical or chemical engineering, biological sciences, virology, or related field; experience with the growth of mammalian cells and virus in small-scale vessels and bioreactors; in-depth understanding of cell line development and bench-scale bioreactor set-up, operation, and maintenance; experience with cell and viral culture analytical methods, including analysis of cell culture medium components using HPLC and Nova BioProfile analyzer or similar instrument; ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, troubleshoot technical issues, and develop and execute detailed technical protocols; good written and oral communication skills; excellent documentation skills; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on excellent performance and continued funding.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 15622, and indicate where you saw this posting.

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.