|Technical Assistant I - Weiskopf Lab||#00291|
TITLE: Technical Assistant I, Weiskopf Lab
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt: Research Staff
REPORTS TO: Principal Investigator
The Weiskopf Lab investigates the interaction between the immune system and cancer. We study molecules that regulate immune responses to cancer and identify new ways to stimulate immune cells to attack cancer. The Technical Assistant will be responsible for in vitro functional studies using immune cells and cancer cells. The Technical Assistant will also perform in vivo studies using mouse models of cancer.
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 since 1982. 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's Faculty Members and Fellows run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics—programs with a record of success.
We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive salary, substantial vacation and holiday time; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking.
Designs and performs bench-level experiments and independent research projects to support the scientific research objectives of the lab. Performs in vivo experiments using mouse models of cancer. Analyzes experimental data, addresses methodological problems in experimental protocols, and reports data to supervisor. Conducts laboratory tasks and organization to ensure the smooth operation of the group. Uses discretion in prioritizing and organizing workflow and in optimizing methodologies and results.
Candidates with interest in pursuing advanced degrees in biology or medicine are encouraged to apply.
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