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.
Whitehead Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Classification: Exempt: Research Staff
Reports To: Principal Investigator or other supervisory lab personnel
Performs bench level experiments and small independent research projects to support scientific research objectives of a lab or group. Analyzes experimental data, addresses methodological problems in experimental protocols and results, and reports data to supervisor.
·In consultation with the Principal Investigator or other project manager, conducts bench level experiments and small independent research projects.
·Operates lab equipment and prepares and orders necessary supply stocks. May work with vendors to address equipment, reagent, or supply issues.
·Documents, compiles, and assists in interpreting experimental data. Reports data to supervisor in oral and written reports.
·May assist Technical Associate or project manager with determining the order of research processes that best support essential project goals.
·Operate and maintain laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
·Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
·May consult scientific literature as needed.
·Other tasks as required or assigned.
·Bachelor’s degree in biology or a field directly related to the work
·Proficient in basic lab techniques and principles of molecular biology preferred
·Knowledge of various scientific databases and publications preferred
·Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills required