WHITEHEAD FELLOW POSITION

Employer
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Salary + Benefits
Closing date
Jun 27, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

Job Details

WHITEHEAD FELLOW POSITION
AT WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, CAMBRIDGE, US


The Whitehead Institute (http://wi.mit.edu/) is seeking applications from outstanding candidates for its Whitehead Fellows Program (https://wi.mit.edu/whitehead-fellows-program).


Whitehead Fellows are recently graduated PhDs and MDs who possess a record of significant accomplishment, have demonstrated capacity to solve major research problems, and have proven potential for independent research.
Whitehead Fellows receive dedicated lab space and comprehensive lab funding, access to shared technical facilities, and many opportunities to engage with Institute and MIT faculty and the Kendall Square research and innovation environments. Fellows are appointed for a three-year term with the expectation that it will be extended to five years—and they do not have teaching responsibilities. Fellows are expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program. For more information about the Whitehead Fellows Program and its alumni visit: (https://wi.mit.edu/select-past-fellows).


We welcome applicants from any biology-related field and especially encourage applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented communities. We are committed to providing our fellows with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent received no earlier than 2021. Applicants should submit a CV and a 400-word statement that summarizes both their previous research and their vision for the research they plan to conduct as a Fellow. In addition, three letters of references should be submitted each through the application portal.
We will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2022.

Completed applications will be considered until August 1, 2022. Applicants may apply at: fellowsearch.wi.mit.edu For more information email: fellowsprogram@wi.mit.edu Whitehead Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Whitehead Institute and the Institute is committed to non-discrimination in employment.

Company

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.

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Telephone
617-258-5000
Location
455 Main Street
MA
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

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