Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist/Core Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST/CORE MANAGER, Biology-MIT BioMicro Center-Koch Institute Genomics Core, to join a highly collaborative team supporting a broad range of biological research projects in cancer, infectious disease, environmental health, and other topics in basic and applied biology. Will coordinate the facility’s day-to-day operations, oversee the training of new technicians and users, and be responsible for the quality of the data being produced; collaborate with the director in evaluating and adopting new technologies and ensuring that the BioMicro Center/Genomics Core remain at the cutting edge of technology.

The MIT BioMicro Center/Koch Institute Genomics Core provides genomics and systems biology support and training for researchers in over 100 labs across four departments and centers.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. or master's degree in the life sciences; at least five years’ related experience; direct experience with genomic technologies spanning multiple methodologies in a research setting; ability to recognize problems/situations that are new/without precedent and find solutions using a systematic, multistep approach; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to answer complex questions and share information in a clear and concise manner and take steps to ensure understanding; ability to understand a broad variety of biological questions and familiarity with adapting existing methodologies to new biological areas; self-motivation and eagerness to acquire new knowledge and skills; demonstrated critical thinking skills; ability to multitask, set priorities, produce polished results, and thrive in a fast-paced environment; and strong computer skills. Comfort in a UNIX/Linux environment strongly preferred. Ideal candidates excel at completing projects independently, possess broad knowledge of molecular biology and genomic methodologies and solid understanding of next-generation sequencing techniques, and are able to rapidly grasp new fields of study. Job #15816


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