Research Associate

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

Broad Institute Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description:

Accepting applications for graduates of 2017


The Genetic Perturbation Platform (GPP) of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Research and Development team, directed by Dr. John G. Doench ( While we have had the map of the human genome for over a decade, the function of the information encoded by much of the genome remains obscure. Functional genomics attempts to understand the genome by perturbing the flow of information from DNA to RNA to protein, and continued technological development, first with RNAi and more recently with CRISPR, promises to decode the function of genes and enable us to understand how gene dysfunction leads to disease.

The GPP, formerly known as the RNAi Platform, is a worldwide leader in functional annotation of the genome. We collaborate with researchers in many areas of biology, from infectious disease and stem cell biology to psychiatric disease and cancer, illustrating the incredible demand for continued innovation in functional genomics. The Broad Institute is a vibrant research environment with close links to top academic institutions and hospitals across the Boston area and provides the potential for contributions to be used and recognized worldwide. The people, the resources, and the culture of the Broad enable cross-cutting approaches to our most important biological problems and therapeutic challenges. Requirements:

* Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field


* Attention to detail in experimental execution and maintenance of a well-organized laboratory notebook.

* Quantitative literacy with intermediate-to-advanced skill in Excel, R, or similar.

* Ability to work flexible hours, as needed by research projects.

* Self-motivated and curious experimentalist.

* Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

* Supportive and respectful teammate.

Not required, but desirable:

* Standard molecular biology techniques, such as restriction digests, transformation, PCR, etc.

* Mammalian cell culture.

* Flow cytometry.

* Lentiviral vector production and infection.

* Hire Date: Summer 2017

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

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