Research Associate I/II

Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard


August 1, 2014

Broad Institute-. Looking for exceptional candidates to join a dynamic research team developing diverse genomic technologies and computational tools to investigate the how regulatory networks change at different timescales: e.g. immune response, carcinogenesis and adaptive evolution. The successful candidate will play a key role in elucidating how these regulatory changes control critical biological processes.

Emphasis will be on next generation based sequencing technologies to perform genome-scale gene expression and DNA/RNA immunoprecipitation, and to develop and implement novel genomic methodologies. Will also design and perform bench-level experiments using molecular biology techniques, including DNA cloning, sequencing, PCR, RNA and protein isolation, genomic and/or cDNA library construction, and vector construction applied to the growth and genetic manipulation of mammalian primary cell cultures/cell lines and yeasts. There will be ample opportunity to learn about computational analysis methods, required for analysis of genome scale data sets.

The Broad Institute provides a vibrant research environment with close links to top academic institutions across the Boston Area and provides the potential for your contributions to be used and recognized worldwide.

- Designs and carries out small independent projects as well as basic bench level experiments and techniques.
- Uses discretion to plan project requirements and timelines.
- Analyzes experimental data and identifies methodological problems. Adjusts experimental protocols to ensure project completion in a timely fashion.
- Documents, compiles, and assists with interpreting experimental data. Reports data to supervisor and team.
- Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments, and to ensure that projects support current team goals in a dynamic environment.
- Consults with other senior scientists or scientific literature as needed.
- Helps to supervise and train new lab members, students, and interns
- Operates and maintains automated laboratory equipment to complete investigations. Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
- Interacts with vendors to address equipment, reagent, or supply solutions. Works with all levels of staff to assist in evaluating new equipment.
- Other tasks as required.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess at least 2 years of experience in a research laboratory, preferably in an independent project (Master’s degree, at least one year of directly related, full time lab experience).
- Must possess a familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques, sterile techniques, and the operation of standard lab equipment.
- Excellent knowledge of computers, basic programming skills and experience with databases required.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts in a fast paced environment required.
- Excellent organization and time management skills.
- Must be able to use sound judgment to handle a variety of tasks and to shift priorities simultaneously, as well as to effectively solve problems.
- Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work with little supervision.The Broad will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.

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