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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
1 day ago

Description

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence since 1982.​ Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university.​ Whitehead’s Faculty Members and Fellows run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics—programs with a record of success.​

We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive salary, substantial vacation and holiday time; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking.

The Whitehead Institute believes diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are integral to its values and mission. As a research Institute dedicated to improving human health through biomedical science, we believe that diverse thought invokes creative inquiry, drives innovation, and fuels scientific breakthrough. We welcome all individuals of all backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veterans status, national origin, disability, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status and/or origin. Whitehead Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLASSIFICATION:              Exempt: Research Staff

REPORTS TO:                       Core Facility Manager/Director

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Contributes to the design and execution of research projects in collaboration with the core facility manager/director; leads certain research projects with only minor input from supervisor. Routinely supervises Technical Assistants in the design and performance of experiments, troubleshooting, and interpretation of results.  Summarizes all experimental data to assist core manager/director in determining which research methods best support the major scientific initiatives. Uses discretion to work independently under the guidance of core manager/director in order to achieve core’s overall goals. Helps maintain the daily operation the core facility.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

  • In consultation with the core facility manager/director coordinates and oversees several varied experiments that support the overall goals of the core. Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought. In consultation with the core manager/director, plans and executes key research projects that support the group’s overall research goals.
  • Monitors the progress and results of various experiments and projects. Gathers, summarizes, and reports all experimental results to core manager/director. Collaborates with core manager/director to analyze results, and to address complex technical problems. Consults scientific literature as needed. May manage a database to compile and present results in a meaningful manner.
  • Supervises and assists in training of Technical Assistants in the design, performance, and interpretation of experiments.
  • Assists with determining the methods and appropriate experimental controls to be used in research. Helps implement any changes in protocols or methods, trains lab personnel on new methodologies.
  • Prepares presentations and may present work externally. Assists core manager/director with publication efforts, including manuscript preparation and editing.
  • Helps ensure that project supports, such as software, are in place in accordance with project requirements. May facilitate cooperation with WIBR departments and outside collaborators to obtain necessary project resources and support.
  • Forecasts materials and supply needs for the lab as a whole, orders basic lab supplies, and assists the Purchasing department with servicing and maintaining major lab equipment. May interact with vendors to investigate novel supplies and technology.
  • Helps maintain lab records, compliance with safety, biohazard and radioactivity guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Supervisory/project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge to design and conduct research independently.
  • Knowledge of various scientific databases and experience with publishing or presenting experimental results.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.

 Education

Research Scientist Core I

  • PhD in a biology-related field.

Technical Associate Core I

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology and 5 years of experience in a research laboratory, Master’s degree and 3 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to resumes@wi.mit.edu

Whitehead Institute is an E-Verify employer

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60093379
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Research Scientist Core I or Technical Associate Core I
  • Company Name: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Job Function: Biology,
    Scientist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Biotechnology
Cambridge , MA , US

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence. Founded in 1982, the Institute is world-famous for its discoveries in genetics, genomics, stem cells, cancer and developmental biology, and for building powerful tools used by the scientific community worldwide. Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a tea...

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