Post-Bac Positions

Research Position at USCF

The laboratories of Jeffrey Bluestone and Alex Marson at UCSF are offering a joint position for a Research Assistant to perform ChIP-seq experiments in human and mouse T cells. Applicants should have research experience in Molecular Biology. Prior experience with ChIPseq technique is advantageous, but not necessary. Bachelor’s degree is expected; more senior scientists with PhD training would also be considered.

For more information: UCSF Research Assistant Marson lab

Posted: June 17, 2015


Organizational Summary:

The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. We are committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering families with help, hope and answers.

CMI makes use of innovative MRI- and EEG-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan, with a particular focus on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on maturational processes. Additionally, CMI is dedicated to the support of open-datasharing initiatives, such as the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project.

Job Summary:

The Child Mind Institute is recruiting a Research Assistant to assist in a number of initiatives underway, as we work to integrate research into our clinical practice. Responsibilities will include: 1) assistance in the development of informatics systems and tools, which are being designed to specifically capture relevant data in a standardized way across clinical centers, 2) conduct of electroencephalography (EEG) studies, and assistance with the analysis of data, 3) coordination of functional MRI-based imaging efforts. Applications are currently being invited for a 2-year position available at the Child Mind Institute, under the direction of Michael Milham, MD PhD. The CMI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.


·       Assist in EMR system development and maintenance activities

·       Assist with database development and management

·       Work closely with the clinical-research integration team to understand workflow and organizational goals

·       Work with brain imaging and electrophysiology researchers to carry out data-collection and analysis that include EMR outputs

·       Facilitate open science data-sharing initiatives


·       B.S. / B.A. in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Information Systems, or other related scientific fields

·       Prior research experience preferred

·       Good understanding of information technology oriented methods and approaches

·       Programming experience with one or more languages (Python, Matlab, C/C++ or SQL)

·       Strong interpersonal skills, as well as strong written and oral communication

Anticipated start date: June 2015

For more detailed information and the online application form, please visit:

Posted May 21, 2015

Research Positions for Seniors at the Massachusetts General Hospital Involving Quantitative Approaches to Medicine, Including Advanced Imaging, Preventive Health, Medical Redesign, Math of Growth, and Computer Science

Several 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. Previous holders of this type of position have had the opportunity to work on research projects and to publish scientific papers on their work, and many individuals have published first-authored papers on their work. For students with an interest in medicine, exposure to clinical medicine is encouraged. The work of our group has concerned: the assembly of data, and the development of improved mathematical methods, for predicting the outcome for cancer patients; the identification of screening schedules for reaching the maximal possible reduction in cancer death achievable by cancer screening; the application of modern computer speech and telephony for developing scheduling/reminder systems for increasing the use of preventative medical interventions such as mammography and influenza immunization. The program is a collaborative project between individuals at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, and MIT, and is located in an MGH facility next to MIT in Cambridge.

The first position concerns the development of improved cancer specimen imaging technologies, including micro x-ray tomography.

The second position concerns the mathematical analysis of growth.

The third position concerns the analysis of the systems that hospitals use to make medical appointments and the assembly and analysis of data on how patients are processed through the system, with the aim of improving utilization of preventive service such as cancer screening. This position also concerns managing preventive health interventions that use these systems, designing and testing the user interfaces of the systems we are buildings; creating and market testing the telephone messages our systems launch; analyzing how health systems actually manage patient recruitment and scheduling for preventive health, and measuring the impact of our systems on preventive health use and health outcome. Individuals with interests in health, human factors engineering, systems engineering, operations research, cognitive psychology, persuasion psychology, and in advertising, are encouraged to apply to these positions.

Please reply by email with CV or resume to:

James S. Michaelson Ph.D.
Laboratory for Quantitative Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Departments of Pathology and Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted: May 13, 2015

Research Associate: Stem Cell Biology & Genetics

Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

I am looking for a research technician to work in my stem cell biology and genomics laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Our lab uses advanced genome editing and genomics techniques to understand how transcription factors dictate cell fate. 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 have invented several high-throughput genome editing assays that we are now applying to this goal, and we collaborate closely with David Gifford’s computational lab at MIT to build computational algorithms that predict stem cell activity. The research technician position would involve stem cell culture, genome editing, 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 several technicians who have moved on to MD/PhD programs, so I am looking for someone who could commit 2 years to an exciting research position to prepare them for graduate school. If interested, please email your resume to Rich Sherwood at

Posted: April 17, 2015

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I position at the Broad Institute

A  Research Associate I position focused on drug discovery is available at the Broad Institute. 

Posted: March 20, 2015


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