The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

  • MA


9 Cambridge Center
United States

About Us

The 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.

Director David C. Page likens the Institute to an artists’ colony. “What we do here at Whitehead is to attract the best possible intellectual capital and empower maximally creative—really wildly creative—individuals to realize their dreams within these walls.”

Whitehead offers a generous comprehensive benefits package which includes health and dental plans, retirement program, paid time off, reimbursement accounts (FSAs), short and long-term disability and much more.

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