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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. Founded in 1982, the Institute is world-famous for its discoveries in genetics, genomics, stem cells, cancer and developmental biology, and for building powerful tools used by the scientific community worldwide. 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 brings together the most talented biologists in an intimate and highly collaborative environment, empowering them to step out into bold new areas of biomedical inquiry and to ask the questions that no one else is asking. At Whitehead, curiosity is sufficient justification to pursue an uncharted path. Staff members working in informatics, management, administration, technical and support positions participate in this dynamic and rewarding environment and are integral to the Institute's mission.

We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive vacation/holiday policies; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking.

We invite you to browse our career opportunities to explore how you might become part of our team.

Attention Applicants
To ensure the safety of our population, Whitehead Institute now requires all new hires who join our community to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters prior to beginning work, or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption. Vaccines and Boosters are widely available in the community. Please visit Vax Finder, or vaccines.gov to find a location near you.

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