Post-Bac Positions

The Raychaudhuri Lab at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a research technician position in an immunogenomics laboratory with an interest in understanding the basis of autoimmune disease.

Raychaudhuri Lab Research Assistant Position

Posted December 8, 2014

Research Assistant I
Laboratory of Stephen C. Harrison Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Posted June 4, 2014


A one-year research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marianne Wessling-Resnick in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Posted May 22, 2014

Research Technician

Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Tae-Wan Kim

Research technician position available in research group investigating molecular pathogenesis and translational research of Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Research Positions

Laboratory of Quantitative Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Five full time research positions will be available at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard affiliated teaching hospital, for graduating seniors interested in spending a year or two before continuing their education in medical or graduate school, as well as for individuals with somewhat more experience, including students with Masters Degrees.

Posted: April 14, 2014

Research Assistant I

Dr. Stephen C. Harrison
Harvard Medical School

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assists in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment. 

1. Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field, and some lab experience.

2. Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

3. Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.

For more information contact Aaron G. Schmidt, Ph.D at

Posted: April 10, 2014

Research Technician

Weill Cornell Medical College

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a full-time research technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Conor Liston (’02) in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.  Our laboratory operates at the exciting interface between systems neuroscience and biological psychiatry.  Our long-term goal is to define the circuit mechanisms by which neurons in the prefrontal cortex contribute to complex cognitive processes and emotion regulation.  Translational projects investigate how these functions are disrupted in neuropsychiatric disease states.  We are particularly interested in understanding how stress, sleep, and other circadian rhythms interact to regulate synaptic remodeling in corticolimbic circuits, especially during adolescence and young adulthood, when major psychiatric disorders most commonly emerge.  Our studies utilize a variety of optogenetic tools, two-photon microscopy and other imaging modalities, behavioral assays, and functional MRI in rodent models, healthy humans subjects, and clinical populations.

This position would be a great opportunity for individuals who are considering a career in neuroscience, biomedical research, or medicine.  There will be opportunities to learn laboratory management skills and to conduct cutting-edge neuroscience research, both independently and as part of a team.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject area, or should be on track to complete their undergraduate studies this spring.  Prior experience with imaging (confocal, two-photon, fMRI), behavioral testing, mouse models, or immunohistochemistry are all assets but are not required.  However, applicants should be independent, motivated, and enthusiastic, and able to commit to working in the lab for at least one year and preferably two years.

Interested applicants should email a CV, contact info for 2–3 references, and a brief cover letter (describing your career goals and any relevant research experience) to  Thanks for your interest in our lab!

Posted: March 26, 2014.

Medical Technologist

The Center for Integrated Diagnostics (CID) / Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory at MGH

The primary focus of the laboratory is to provide patient tumor genotyping services in real-time, to help clinicians identify the most appropriate therapies.  The CID is at the forefront of clinical method development, and utilizes technologies such as PCR, FISH, chromosomal microarray, and next generation sequencing (NGS).

For a full job description, see the MGH Careers website and search for Job ID 2251255.

Graduating Harvard seniors are encouraged to apply.

Posted: March 12, 2014.

Stem Cell Biology Research Technician

Dr. Richard Sherwood
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Our lab aims to understand how transcription factors dictate embryonic stem cell (ES cell) fate determination. Our eventual goal is to build computationally predictive models of cell differentiation that would enable us to turn stem cells into therapeutically relevant cell types such as pancreatic beta cells.  We perform genomic analysis of stem cells as they are making cell fate decisions, and we collaborate closely with David Gifford’s computational lab at MIT to build computational models of the differentiation process.

The research technician position would involve stem cell culture, genomic analysis, and molecular biology. A strong biology background and prior lab experience are required but not necessarily in the techniques mentioned above. I have previously trained two technicians who have moved on to MD/PhD programs, so I am looking for someone who could commit 1-2 years to an exciting research position to prepare them for graduate school.

If interested, please email your resume to Rich Sherwood at

Posted: March 11, 2014

Technical Research Assistant Position

Dr. Martha Bulyk
Division of Genetics at Brigham & Women’s Hospital

This is part of the Harvard Medical School research community in Boston, MA.

Posted: February 26, 2014

Research Assistant

The Rockefeller University

“Rockefeller is sort of a hidden secret in the biomedical field, and my affiliation with the university very clearly impressed grad school interviewers.”

– Jenny from the Darnell Lab

We are currently hiring students for 1-2 year research assistant positions to work closely with senior scientists and participate in challenging, complex, cutting-edge research projects.

On any given day, you will be responsible for performing molecular biology, immunology, genetics, neuroscience, bio- chemistry, or chemistry experiments alongside other research assistants, postdoctorals, and students. You may perform PCR, DNA extraction, DNA isolation, restriction mapping, enzyme assays, cell culture techniques, and other related scientific procedures. You will be taught the other essentials of science: managing a database and data analysis, using state of the art equipment, and attending and presenting at journal clubs and other scientific meetings.

After a two year period, research assistants go on to Ph.D., M.D. and combined programs, while some choose to continue on as a third year researcher to learn more.

Bachelor’s in science required. We offer all the great benefits you would expect plus a generous tuition reimbursement program.

Our culture:

  • inspiring, collaborative atmosphere
  • strong social and environmental consciousness · intellectually curious academic environment
  • 14-acre campus setting in NYC

Make your mark:

  • be a select member of a collaborative group
  • learn from the world’s foremost scientists
  • participate in innovative research
  • work one-on-one with researchers
  • master techniques and gain hands on bench skills
  • attend scientific meetings, weekly lectures and special events featuring cultural innovators and thought leaders
  • prepare yourself for graduate school

Follow your passion for excellence in science and join our researchers in the pursuit of science for the benefit of humanity.  An Equal Opportunity/VEVRAA/Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply:

Posted: January 21, 2014

Research Assistant Position

Dr. Soumya Raychauhuri
Divisions of Genetics & Rheumatology
Brigham & Women's Hospital
 and Harvard Medical School

The technician will be involved in an immunogenomics project and apply high-throughput flow cytometry to explore the basis of autoimmune diseases.

Posted:January 17, 2014

Research Assistant Position

Dr. Adam E. Cohen
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics at Harvard University

Bachelor's degree preferred; however, current seniors who can the position part-time during spring semester will be considered.

Posted: January 13, 2014

Research Assistant Position

Dr. Vamsi Mootha
Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute

Research focuses on biochemical and computational approaches to study mitochondrial biology and disorders and to identify novel treatments.

Posted: November 25, 2013


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