Research Associate II-III

Broad Institute
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is the world’s leading biomedical research institute dedicated to the bold mission of using the full power of genomics to transform the understanding and treatment of disease. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all of the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods, and data openly to the entire scientific community.

Founded in 2004 by Eric Lander and philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning more than a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide.

This research associate II/III will work as part of a team to execute high-throughput lentiviral CRISPR-based screens, including lentivirus production and infection of cultured cells. Responsibilities include: cell culture and screening in a high-throughput facility. Responsibilities will include managing lab resources with respect to equipment repair, ordering and organization.

- Executes high-throughput lentiviral CRISPR-based screens in a high throughput and automation environment.
- Performs cell culture on up to 20 cell lines, and must be able to accurately monitor for contamination and cell line fidelity.
- Documents, compiles, and may analyze experimental data. Reports data to supervisor in oral and written reports.
- Attends team meetings for experimental planning.
- Other related tasks as required.

6 months long contract position with an immediate start date. A bachelor's degree in biology or related field. Extensive experience with mammalian cells and tissue culture required. Must be able to use sound judgment to effectively solve problems, work independently, and handle a variety of tasks under biosafety level 2+. Attention to detail required. Experience in a high-throughput research environment and interest in automation are pluses.

The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

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