Research Scientist I - Feng Zhang Lab

The Broad Institute Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

The Zhang Lab ( develops novel tools for reading and writing biology and applies these tools to study diseases including neurological disorders and cancer. We are looking to recruit a sharp, experienced, creative, and independent structural biologist to lead a self-directed project that dovetails with these aims.

The candidate will pursue his/her own structural biology project within the group, collaborating with existing lab members or new hires as needed to advance the project. Candidate must have strong background in biochemistry and structural biology research with successful demonstration of the ability to solve protein structures, and of particular interest, protein-protein, protein-RNA or protein-DNA interactions. The ideal candidate will also possess superior experimental planning and execution skills, an open mind, curiosity about molecular mechanisms, and a strong desire to tinker.

The Zhang lab is a member of the Broad Institute and McGovern Institute at MIT, and a part of the greater Boston life-science community including MIT and Harvard with ready access to structural biology resources, beamlines and Krios Cryo-TEM. Our lab is a fun, fast-paced, result-driven, and collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art research facilities, with support from NIH, HHMI, and various foundations and philanthropies.

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard offers an outstanding place to work. The workplace culture is dynamic, progressive, and supports a healthy work-life balance. To support this mission, we strive for a workplace culture that supports diversity, intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and integrity. A generous benefits package. Details on our benefits package can be found here -


  • Develop, lead, and execute research projects independently

  • Stay current on the field and think deeply about creative new ways to have an impact

  • Contribute to the lab through teamwork and discussion

  • Help to train, supervise, and mentor junior staff as needed


  • PhD in relevant field (structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology)

  • Extensive experience with biochemical, structural, and/or biophysical experimental techniques

  • Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field

  • Proven ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems

  • Outstanding clarity of thought in communications (written and oral)

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Research Scientist I - Feng Zhang Lab

The Broad Institute