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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Core Scientific Director, High Throughput Sciences (HTS) Facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Core Scientific Director, High Throughput Sciences (HTS) Facility

  • Job Number: 21350

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

CORE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, HIGH THROUGHPUT SCIENCES (HTS) FACILITY, Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research, to drive the scientific direction of the HTS Core Facility, the mission of which is to enable KI and the MIT community to use state-of-the-art automated screening systems and shared small molecule and genetic perturbation libraries in discovery and translational oncology and biomedical research. Will manage the facility’s day-to-day operations, collaborate with KI senior administration on strategic planning and development, and supervise a full-time automation research engineer and additional technical staff as needed. Primary responsibilities include providing consultation, training, troubleshooting, and hands-on expertise in developing robust high throughput assays; advising and supporting researchers from assay design through execution of biochemical or cell-based screens; and playing a key role in crafting and implementing the facility’s scientific direction. Expected to stay current with new and emerging technologies relevant to the research community needs. Other responsibilities include overseeing screening libraries, data management systems and instrumentation; initiating and engaging in cross-core collaborations; and other duties as needed. Schedule flexibility may be required.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: doctorate in cell biology or related field; at least four years' postgraduate experience in an academic/industrial environment; documented track record in assay development and cell-based screening; interest in both innovating and managing; excellent organizational, troubleshooting, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, and leadership skills; commitment to supporting and instructing faculty, postdoctoral and graduate trainees, and other researchers; ability to provide consultative services and hands-on training; and proven track record mentoring/supervising, delegating to, and collaborating with a diverse team. PREFERRED: expertise in mammalian tissue culture and knowledge of drug development and the oncology therapeutic area. Job #21350

Schedule flexibility may be required. revised 3/28/23