Post-Bac Job Listings

Research Assistant, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, UCLA, Posted Aug 3, 2017

Research Technician, Molecular Genetics of Sleep Regulation, NYU School of Medicine, Posted July 31, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Melissa Leger-Abraham’s laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology (MBIB), Harvard Medical School, Posted July 26, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Jorge Plutzky Laboratory, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Posted June 14, 2017

Research Assistant II, Dr. Steve McCarroll laboratory, Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School, Posted May 23, 2017

Technician position in the Soukas lab, MGH/HMS, Boston, MA, Posted May 22, 2017

Research Technician, Dr. Bragg Lab, MGH, Posted May 18, 2017

Research Assistant I, Schier Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Posted May 17, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. George Church, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Posted May 16, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Elda Arrigoni, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Posted May 1, 2017

Research Assistant, Kadoch Laboratory, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Posted April 18, 2017


Research Assistant, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, UCLA 

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging in the Semel Institute at UCLA, directed by Professor Edythe London, has an opening for a research assistant at 80% effort to aid investigators studying effects of hormones on the brain with functional neuroimaging technologies (MRI and PET). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting participants; collecting, entering, and managing data; and

maintaining regulatory documents for two ongoing research studies: one investigating the relationship between estrogen, dopamine receptors, and behavior, and another investigating effects of oral contraceptives on behavior and brain structure and function. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining study supplies and managing volunteer research staff.

This position will provide training and experience for an applicant pursuing a career in neuroscience or medicine, especially those planning to apply to graduate or medical school.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in human subjects research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills
  • Undergraduate-level knowledge of basic neuroscience (i.e., have taken at least an introductory neuroscience course)

To apply, please send a resume or CV to and bcc

Posted August 3, 2017


Research Technician, Molecular Genetics of Sleep Regulation, NYU School of Medicine

The Stavropoulos laboratory at NYU Neuroscience Institute is seeking a full-time research technician to perform research on the molecular mechanisms that regulate sleep. Our studies use the fruit fly Drosophila to characterize genes and neuronal circuits underlying sleep-wake cycles. Bachelor's degree in science and previous laboratory experience are required.

Emphasis in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or neuroscience is helpful. Candidates should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about research, and able to work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic environment. This represents an ideal opportunity for those seeking training for careers in scientific research and medicine. We are interested exclusively in applicants able to make a two-year commitment.

Applicants should send a CV, transcript, and a list references to Nicholas Stavropoulos:

Posted July 31, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Melissa Leger-Abraham’s laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology (MBIB), Harvard Medical School

We seek a full-time laboratory technician at the level of a Research Assistant 1 to support a project on genome editing/structural biology of translation initiation factors in the human parasite Leishmania. The project involves methods in biochemistry, parasitology, molecular biology, and structural biology.

Duties and Responsibilities: Molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, Large-scale protein expression in E. coli and insect cells, Protein purification, Crystallization trials of protein complexes

Required education, lab experience, and skills: The candidate must have a BA or BS in the biological sciences. We will provide extensive mentoring and training. The position is available from September 2017 until June 2018, inclusively, with a possibility of yearly contract renewal depending on funding availability. The position is ideal for a recent graduate planning to work in research before entering graduate or professional school. Attention to detail, high motivation, and effective communication skills are essential.

Send a cover letter and CV to: Dr. Melissa Leger-Abraham (

Posted July 26, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Jorge Plutzky Laboratory, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

We have an excellent full-time available opening for a bright, talented, hardworking person to work in my laboratory as a college graduate, interested in subsequent medical or graduate school. Our laboratory does cutting edge research regarding transcriptional mechanisms underlying complex phenotypes that intersect obesity, diabetes and vascular disease. The science is exciting, broad (from cells to mice to human samples), clinically relevant, with strong collaborators, typically appears in the highest level journals, involves a very collegial group and a proven record of mentorship, all at an excellent location in the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle and associated hospitals, and based in a modern, state of the art facility. We are especially proud of how well our prior undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows have done in their subsequent careers and the chance we had to help advance their futures. 
I can be contacted at or 857-307-1989 for any questions or to discuss the position further.
Posted June 14, 2017

Research Assistant II, Dr.  Steve McCarroll laboratory, Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School

Description: Our lab studies human genome variation and its influence on neurons and disease.  We are particularly interested in understanding how genome variation influences gene expression and neural circuits.  We work at the interface between human/mouse genetics and neurobiology, using molecular biology to understand fundamental questions of brain function.
We are seeking an experienced laboratory technician who can help us to meet ambitious research goals.
The successful candidate for this position will work with scientists in the lab to help develop and deploy new molecular techniques for analyzing the cellular composition and synaptic organization of the mouse brain.  This person will maintain a colony of transgenic mice and study these mice with approaches such as: recombinant viral engineering/packaging; stereotactic transcranial injection; histology; next-generation genome sequencing; quantitative and digital PCR; extraction and quantitative analysis of DNA and RNA; molecular cloning. This candidate may also present research findings; help to train others on new techniques base; and perform other related laboratory tasks in support of the broad functioning and success of the laboratory.
Basic Qualifications: College background with at least one year of diverse lab experience. Demonstrated abilities in lab techniques. Bachelor’s degree preferred, Biology or Chemistry major. Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and principles of molecular biology. Familiarity with Viral Packaging, Stereotactic Injection, Molecular Genetics and Mice. Excellent written, documentation and oral communication skills. Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and ideally Linux. Extremely strong organizational skills

Additional Information: This is a grant-funded 2 year position through June 1, 2019 with the possibility of renewal.
Apply online:
Posted May 23, 2017

Technician position in the Soukas lab, MGH/HMS, Boston, MA
A Research Assistant/Technician position is available in the Soukas lab in Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The Soukas lab, located in the ultramodern Simches Research Building within the Center for Genomic Medicine, studies the complex genetics of obesity and diabetes using vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, physiology, and metabolism.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with at least a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, biological or related sciences. Prior lab experience is required, and experience with mice and cell culture is also of tremendous value. The lab technician will be a full member of the lab, participating in research and in lab management and organizational tasks. The job will include independent scientific and organizational duties such as conducting an independent research project, keeping meticulous records, and presenting at lab meetings and at local scientific conferences.  It is important that the candidate possess an eagerness to learn new scientific ideas and methods. For highly motivated individuals it is expected that they will contribute to the lab’s publications and will accordingly be credited with authorship on scientific manuscripts.
Earliest start date is June 2017, and a two-year commitment is preferred. Interested applicants should submit CV and references to
Posted May 22, 2017

Research Technician, Dr. Bragg Lab, MGH

The Collaborative Center for X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism (XDP) at Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a research technician to work in the laboratory of Dr. Cristopher Bragg.  XDP is a progressive neurodegenerative disease endemic to the Philippines.  The incumbent of this position will perform experiments directed broadly towards understanding and treating XDP, with an emphasis on culture and differentiation of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.  This individual will primarily be responsible for propagating iPSCs under feeder-free conditions, differentiating lines towards specific neuronal lineages, characterizing neural derivative cells, and assistance with genome editing and functional assays. Preference given to candidates with experience in mammalian tissue culture methods and/or stem cell biology.

Details about the Center are available at
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Cristopher Bragg:
Posted May 18, 2017

Research Assistant I, Schier Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Alex Schier

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Schier Laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology to support research projects related to genome engineering, behavioral assays, and identification and characterization of zebrafish mutants. Using a zebrafish model system, the Schier Lab aims to understand 1) vertebrate embryogenesis - how signals, non-coding RNAs, and chromatin influence the fate and movement of cells and 2) behavior - how neuropeptides and neural circuits regulate locomotion, sleep, and learning. The successful incumbent will perform laboratory experiments utilizing cutting-edge genome engineering techniques, behavioral assays, and other genetic and imaging approaches. Responsibilities include collecting and compiling research data, including the generation, identification and characterization of zebrafish mutants; organizing and summarizing research data; reporting experimental results utilizing a variety of software applications and platforms; and related laboratory maintenance. May assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols and instruct others in basic laboratory techniques. 

Skills required: Experience working with Zebrafish strongly preferred. Knowledge of biology or biological sciences is required.

This is a paid, full time – 35 hrs per week, eligible to benefits.

Submit your application online through, Job code 42346BR

Posted May 17, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. George Church, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

We are looking for a qualified and motivated research assistant to work on an exciting project funded by IARPA. This biosecurity-related project aims to develop a high-throughput pipeline to test the pathogenicity of unknown DNA sequences. Please refer to the IAPRA website ( for more information about the project. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. Basic knowledge and prior lab experience on molecular biology is required. The position is a full-time paid position, for a minimum of one year. Candidates who can be dedicated for two or more years are preferred. The research assistant will receive mentorship from a senior graduate student. 
Applicants should send a CV, and names and contact information for two references to

Posted May 16, 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Elda Arrigoni, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We are looking for a qualified, motivated and accountable Research Assistant to perform a variety of biochemical and whole-animal (mouse) procedures. This is a research-supported position in the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, in the laboratory of Dr. Elda Arrigoni. Our research group is focused on the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. In particular, we are interested in the effects of neuromodulators and sleep factors on neurons and neuronal circuitry involved in maintaining behavioral states. The candidate will work full time in an electrophysiology and neuroscience laboratory and will be involved in the day-to-day operation and handing of sensitive equipment. The ideal candidate should have strong work ethics and be willing and able to work both independently as part of a team. The position requires a high degree of interaction with laboratory and facility personnel and the candidate will require strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Applicants should send a CV, statement of background and interests, and the names of two references to

Notes: One opening and the position is available now.

The salary is commensurate with experience and in accordance with NIH guidelines.


  • BS/MS degree in biochemistry/cell biology or related fields. Knowledge in neurobiology is advantageous.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the lab.
  • Ability to work with other members of the lab and the community.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.


  • Routine biochemical laboratory techniques.
  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Mouse genotyping and management of the mouse colony.
  • Small animal surgical procedures.
  • Rodent behavioral studies including EEG recordings.
  • Organize and store all chemicals substances according to safety instructions, maintain equipment, and assist in ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Record all data and results in specified form (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.


  • RT-PCR
  • Brain tissue sectioning (vibratome/cryostat) and mounting
  • Immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence studies
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Animal surgery including stereotaxic brain injections, transcardial perfusion, intracerebral injections

Posted May 1, 2017

Research Assistant, Kadoch Laboratory, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Kadoch Laboratory in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly qualified post-graduate student (student graduating with BA/BS this Spring/Summer 2017) to join our team focused on cancer biology, epigenetics, and chromatin regulation. Our lab is uniquely centered at the intersection between biochemistry and functional studies of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. The lab is a newer HMS lab, having started ~3 years ago, and has an exciting and diverse set of projects underway. Dr. Kadoch also holds an Institute Member position at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, with several active Broad-based collaborations. Relevant papers are Kadoch and Crabtree, Cell 2013 and Kadoch et al, Nature Genetics 2013, and Kadoch et al. Nature Genetics 2016.  This is a unique opportunity with significant potential for the student to work closely with the PI and carry forward independent projects resulting in presentations and publications. The successful applicant will have advanced experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics through undergraduate coursework and prior lab research experience. Experience in bioinformatics analyses are highly valued, but not required. The position is a full-time position, for a minimum of 2 years. Please contact Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D. at for more information. Lab website: 

Posted April 18, 2017