Post-Bac Job Listings

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Research Assistant, Biddinger Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Posted Jun 2, 2021

Research Specialist, Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Posted May 18, 2021

Research Technician in Translational Neuroimaging and Cognitive Aging, Posted May 17, 2021

Research Associate, Schulman Laboratory, BIDMC, Posted May 13, 2021

Research Assistant position in Dr. Michael Greenberg’s lab, HMS, Posted May 6, 2021

Research Assistant, Gaab Lab, Harvard University, Posted April 30, 2021

Lab Coordinator, Gaab Lab, Harvard University, Posted April 30, 2021

Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Posted April 22, 2021

Research Technician, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Posted April 21, 2021

Research Technologist - Connor Lab, MEEI, Posted April 21, 2021

Research Associate/Technician, Kadoch Laboratory, DFCI, Posted April 15, 2021

Research Assistant, Picower Institute of Learning and Memory, MIT, Posted April 8, 2021

Research Technician, Thoracic Surgery Research Labs, MGH, Posted April 1, 2021

Full-time Research Technician, Ragon Institute, Posted Mar 29, 2021

Full Time Technician, Yu Lab, Ragon Institute, MGH, Posted Mar 26, 2021

Clinical Research Coordinator II, MGH, Posted Mar 10, 2021

Research Technician, MGH, Posted Feb 26, 2021

Lab Manager/Technician position, Duke Univ., Posted Feb 22, 2021

Research Assistant I, Bioinformatics – Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Feb 19, 2021

Research Assistant I - Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Feb 19, 2021

Technical Research Assistant, Dr. Bulyk group, BWH, Posted Feb 9, 2021

Clinical Research Coordinator, MGH, Posted Feb 8, 2021

Neurobiology Research Assistant, BIDMC, Posted Feb 5, 2021

Researcher, Translational Aggression & Addiction Research, Stanford University, Posted Feb 5, 2021

Research Assistant, Rockefeller University, Posted Feb 5, 2021

Neurobiology Research Assistant, BIDMC, Posed Feb 1, 2021

Preclinical Physiologist I, iota Biosciences, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Full-time Research Specialist, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Research Assistant: Dohlman Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Staff Scientist, Human Neuron Core, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Clinical Research Specialist 1, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Clinical Research Assistant in Neurophysiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Research Assistant, Animal Behavior and Physiology Core, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Research Assistant, Sahin Laboratory, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Research Assistant, Human Neuron Core, Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Regulatory Specialist, Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Science Writer, Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Posted Jan 28, 2021

Research Assistant in Wainger Lab, MGH, Posted Jan 21, 2021

Clinical Research Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Posted Jan 15, 2021

Research Technician, Nectow Laboratory, Columbia University, Posted Jan 15, 2021

Research Assistant, Demehri Laboratory, Center for Cancer Immunology, MGH/HMS, Posted Dec 2, 2020

Research Assistant in Neuroscience, Boston Children's Hospital, Posted Nov 23, 2020

 

Research Assistant, Biddinger Lab, Boston Children's Hospital

 

Thinking about medical or graduate school? Interested in diabetes? Join us.

The Biddinger lab is recruiting a research assistant.  We study cells, mice and people to better understand the mechanisms by which diabetes promotes heart attacks, liver disease, and other complications.   We are looking for someone who knows R and has strong computational skills-- ideally, a major in computer science and/or statistics. Wet lab experience is a plus, but not necessary.

This is a good opportunity to get exposure to research, build your CV, and maybe even help people with diabetes.  It is a full time, paid position at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  For more about us, check out our website--www.biddingerlab.org.  If you are interested, email Sudha.biddinger@childrens.harvard.edu.

Posted June 2, 2021

 

 

Research Specialist, Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab, Univ. of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Laboratory
PI: Dr. Alex Dombrovski and Dr. Vanessa Brown

The candidate will work on several NIH-supported lines of research provided to our lab, which works in close collaboration with Michael Hallquist’s Developmental Personality Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to assist with the design, implementation, and administration of research protocols focusing on personality, psychopathology, neuroscience, and computational modeling, including a multi-site R01 study and two longitudinal R01 studies focused on fMRI and EMA methods. One focus of this position will be to implement a NIMH-funded K23 study which assesses how aversive uncertainty learning is altered in anxiety and affects anxious avoidance and incorporates behavioral and ecological assessment, computational modeling, and neuroimaging. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to other lab projects that use reinforcement learning theory to examine decision-making processes involved in suicide, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder.

Responsibilities for the current position include, but are not limited to, assistance with research design and protocols, data collection, data management, participant recruitment and retention, lab administration, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, programming experience, some experience in psychology or neuroscience research, and an interest in cognitive neuroscience as it pertains to psychopathology.

The following skills are preferred: programming (R, Matlab, Bash or similar); fMRI processing and analysis (FSL, AFNI, SPM); experience with psychopathology and behavioral assessment. The lab environment is collaborative, and staff have the opportunity to acquire a variety of technical skills, as well as a rich theoretical foundation. Successful lab members get support with independent data projects.

Education

Required: BA/BS in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, economics, statistics, math, or any relevant science field.

Given the extensive training required, a 2- or 3-year commitment is strongly preferred. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter that describes research interests, and a list of three references to *Mandy Collier (collieral@upmc.edu)*. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for the next 2-3 year period.

Posted May 18, 2021

 

 

Research Technician in Translational Neuroimaging and Cognitive Aging

The Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University invites applications for a Research Assistant to join our team. The primary objective of the position is to conduct and coordinate a randomized controlled trial to enhance physical activity in older adults. The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated researcher with an interest in translational applications of functional MRI neuroimaging. The position requires a background in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Sciences, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. However, we will consider candidates of any scientific background. This position requires acquisition and analysis of functional MRI, behavioral and neuropsychological data. In addition, knowledge of research methodology, quantitative data analysis including statistics and basic programming are helpful to the successful candidate. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and strong written and oral English communication skills are required. Interests in the clinical application of cognitive aging research and experience with clinical populations are also desirable. The Center for Brain Health provides an intellectually vibrant scientific environment for researchers and scientists. This project is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Boston Roybal Center (https://www.brandeis.edu/roybal/). The successful candidate will be supervised by Professors Art Kramer and Maiya Geddes and will have access to additional mentorship by the Roybal Center.

The Research Technician will be involved in all aspects of the research process and will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in behavioral neurology, psychology, cognitive aging, translational research, brain plasticity and MR methods development. Opportunities include having access to data sets for publications, developing and writing research grant proposals, participation in providing academic mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and research staff, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area. The Research Technician will also have access to the facilities including the new Bioimaging Research Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (http://www.northeastern.edu/isec/).

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, transcript, and curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 3 references to mgeddes@bwh.harvard.edu.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

Posted May 17, 2021

 

 

Research Associate, Schulman Laboratory, BIDMC 

We are seeking a highly motivated research associate to join the Schulman Laboratory (https://hemostasis.bidmc.org/people/sol-schulman-md-phd/) in the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our lab combines functional genomics, human and rodent genetics, cell biology, and protein biochemistry to dissect the initiation of blood coagulation with a focus on the tissue factor pathway.

Our team is well integrated into the collegial Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition, our laboratory is situated in the heart of the Longwood medical area and adjacent to Harvard Medical School, enabling immediate access to vast educational opportunities, technical resources, and clinical/scientific expertise.  Applicants should have a B.A., B.S., M.S., or equivalent degree (or will be graduating!) and prior research experience.  A two-year commitment is required.

BIDMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please contact Dr. Sol Schulman (sschulm1@bidmc.harvard.edu) with a CV if interested.
Posted May 13, 2021
 

 

Research Assistant position in Dr. Michael Greenberg’s lab, HMS

The Greenberg lab at Harvard Medical School examines how neuronal activity induced by sensory experience shapes the maturation and plasticity of the nervous system.  Neuronal activity triggers a cascade of molecular signaling events in neurons, including modifications to the epigenome, transcriptome, and proteome, which promote long–lasting effects on the physiology and connectivity of neuronal networks. Our lab uses a combination of mouse genetics, human and primate stem cell-derived neuron models, biochemistry and sequencing technologies to uncover new mechanisms controlling these signaling events and to explore their significance during development, evolution, and in diseases of the nervous system.

Specifically, we are seeking assistance for projects

1) uncovering human- and primate-specific aspects of the activity-dependent signaling pathway to understand cognitive evolution and

2) studying the activity-dependent mechanisms underlying human diseases, specifically autism spectrum disorders.

In this position you will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge molecular biology techniques, neuronal differentiation of human embryonic stem cells, new imaging modalities, and genomic assays to characterize chromatin and RNA dynamics in human cells. You will also gain experience in bioinformatic analysis of sequencing datasets and evolutionary dynamics. We are looking to hire a curious, motivated, highly organized research assistant seeking experience in molecular neuroscience techniques. You will be directly mentored by a postdoctoral fellow (HDRB ’13), a PhD. student, and a pediatric neurologist, providing exposure and advice for multiple career tracks. This position is ideally suited for individuals seeking to launch a career in research science or medicine. This is a 2-yr position.

Contact: Ava Clayton Carter Ava_Carter@hms.harvard.edu

Posted May 6, 2021

 

 

Research Assistant, Gaab Lab, Harvard University

The Gaab Lab (www.gaablab.com) at Harvard works at the intersection of neuroscience, education, EdTech, and policy. We focus on typical/atypical learning trajectories with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. We are seeking a full-time  2-3 research assistants.

The Research Assistants will be responsible for:

  • MRI/fMRI scanning and behavioral testing of young children, infants, and their parents in-person and in virtual settings
  • Subject recruitment, scheduling and assessments for various research studies, which may include close interaction with or conducted in schools and daycare centers in the Boston area and in national/international settings
  • Implementation and maintenance of analysis software
  • Preparation of IRB documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team
  • Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports regarding results of studies
  • Will have an opportunity to contribute to stimuli design, data analyses and/or publications

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, or a related field and two years of relevant work experience (relevant coursework may count towards experience). Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics extremely helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g., in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Start will be ASAP. All interested applicants should email a resume/CV and cover letter to gaablab@gse.harvard.edu with the subject line “Research Assistant Position”

Posted April 30, 2021

 

Lab Coordinator, Gaab Lab, Harvard University

The Gaab Lab (www.gaablab.com) at Harvard works at the intersection of neuroscience, education, EdTech, and policy. We focus on typical/atypical learning trajectories with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. We are seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator to oversee the daily operations of the lab.

The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Organization and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
  • Coordinating the day-to-day running of the lab: developing and overseeing project timelines, coordinating in-person and virtual meeting logistics, preparing agendas, assembling meeting materials, documenting meetings, acting as the administrative contact to all stakeholders, managing correspondence, managing contact information, developing and maintaining methods for organizing information including files, databases, and other systems
  • Preparation of IRB documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team
  • Serving as a member of the Leadership Team: coordinating the activities of the various national and international project work streams, supporting and managing logistics of professional development learning opportunities
  • Supporting researchers with implementing research activities
  • Management of the lab budget and other financial administrative tasks
  • Coordination of hiring and temporary payroll of graduate students, staff, or temps
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of support staff, students, interns, and temps
  • Will have an opportunity to contribute to stimuli design, data analyses and/or publications

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, or a related field and three years of relevant work experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, office organization, attention to detail and use of current technologies is a must. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with faculty, students, and administrators at all levels is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or education research desired. This position demands initiative and the ability to work flexibly on multiple tasks simultaneously under minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Start will be ASAP. We will prioritize applicants who are interested in a two-year commitment. All interested applicants should email a resume/CV and cover letter to gaablab@gse.harvard.edu with the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position”

Posted April 30, 2021

 

 

Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Description

Under the direction of Dr. Marta Pecina, the Translational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging lab (TNN lab) seeks to understand individual differences in mechanisms of treatment response in patients with depression. We aim to delineate a model-based theory of antidepressant placebo effects that explains the biological substrates of the interaction between expectancies, learning, and mood. The TNN laboratory uses several neuroimaging methodologies, including task-based and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), computational approaches to behavior and mood, and biological markers.

Responsibilities:

The duties of the Research Specialist will involve the application of established medical image analysis methods, participation in the development and validation of new analysis methods, and tasks related to data visualization and interpretation. In addition, the candidate will take part in certain elements of clinical research, such as the delivery of transcranial magnetic stimulation. The position requires coordination, execution, and completion of complex tasks that are critical to research outcomes. Some self-learning on computer software specific to the projects will likely be required. Independent problem-solving will be an integral part of this position.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, programming experience, some experience in psychology or neuroscience research, and an interest in neuroscience. The following skills are preferred. Programming Languages: R, Matlab, Bash or similar. fMRI Processing and Analysis Packages: FSL, AFNI, or SPM. The lab environment is collaborative, and staff has the opportunity to learn reinforcement learning modeling and functional imaging techniques.

Qualifications and more information about the position

https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/6656279-research-specialist-tnn-lab

 

Posted April 22, 2021

 

Research Technician, Department of Biology, Brandeis University

PI: Dr. Christine Grienberger

Our lab is interested understanding how the brain is able to produce learned adaptive behaviors, with an initial focus on the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit. We are recruiting a recent university graduate for a Research Technician position.

The starting date for the position is September 1, and this is an ideal position for a college graduate who is passionate about doing research and looking to gain mentored hands-on laboratory experience in preparation for graduate or medical school. For questions or comments, I am available anytime via email, cgrienberger@brandeis.edu.

Additional information can be found here: 

https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis---Waltham-Campus/Research-Technician_R0003880

Posted April 21, 2021

 

 

Research Technologist - Connor Lab, MEEI

The Connor Lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School is a translational ophthalmology lab studying the role of immunity and inflammation in neurodegenerative retinal eye diseases, seeks an exceptional candidate for a Full-time Research Technologist position (Posting ID: 3120885).

Upon hiring, the candidate will receive training from current staff. The ideal candidate will have both strong interpersonal, as well as technical skills in order to fulfill the diverse roles required by this position.

Under supervision of higher-level staff members, the technologist will carry out a broad range of research activities with some latitude to determine techniques and establish protocol.

Individual responsibilities include:

• maintaining a large mouse colony,

• maintaining and managing laboratory orders and equipment,

• performing wide range of techniques and procedures (qPCR, ELISA, IHC,

genotyping, mammalian cell culture, dissections, and perfusions),

• maintaining a laboratory notebook,

• analyzing and interpreting data.

Data analysis will involve use of computer programs (Excel, Photoshop, Adobe

Illustrator, Prism, etc.).

Exceptional organizational, communication, and written skills are required and must possess the ability to work relatively independently. This position would be ideal for individuals who will be applying for medical or graduate studies in

neuroscience, immunology or cell biology.

A two-year commitment is preferred, project funding will be reviewed at the end of each term. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant courses, GPA, lab experience, work experience, and references should be sent to: ConnorLab@meei.harvard.edu

Qualifications - External

Bachelor degree required (PhD's will not be considered); No experience required (will consider 0-6 years exp.)

Offering a competitive package of salary and benefits. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant courses, GPA, lab experience, work experience, and references.

Posted April 21, 2021

 

Research Assistant, Picower Institute of Learning and Memory, MIT

The Environmental and Social Epigenetics (EASE) subgroup based in the laboratory of Professor Li-Huei Tsai at the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory within MIT is looking to hire new research assistants. Led by pediatrician and scientist Ravi Raju MD/PhD, the subgroup’s mission is to determine how early life environments influence long-term health and well-being. To accomplish this, the subgroup studies how the cellular, molecular and epigenetic landscape of the developing brain is modified by different mouse models of early life stress and resilience. Techniques employed include RNA-sequencing, chromatin profiling, confocal immunohistochemistry, and neurobehavioral analysis.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or other biological science and have some laboratory experience. They should either have exposure to some of the techniques mentioned above or have a strong commitment to gain proficiency in these methods. In addition to providing an environment for carrying out science, the subgroup hopes to mentor and support research assistants in achieving their professional goals in science and/or medicine.

The start date for positions will be September 1st, 2021 with an expected commitment for 2 years. Positions will be full-time (expected 40 hrs/week), with salary and benefits set according to the MIT standards for research technicians.

Publications from subgroup members include:

Barker SJ*, Raju RM*, Wang J, Davila-Velderrain J, Gunter-Rahman F, Abdurob F, Milman NEP, Abdelaal K, Watson LA, Kellis M, Tsai LH. MEF2s are key regulators of cognitive potential, are upregulated after environmental enrichment and confer resilience to neurodegeneration. Under review at Science Translational Medicine *co-first authors

Marco A, Meharena H, Dileep V, Raju RM, Davila-Velderrain J, Zhang A, Adaikkan C, Young JZ, Gao F, Kellis, Tsai LH (2020) Activity-dependent remodeling of chromatin and genome architecture over the lifespan of engram cells. Nature Neuroscience 23 (12): 1606-1617.

Raju RM, Tsai LH (2019) The complexity of neuroinflammation at single cell resolution. Nature Reviews Neurology 15 (5): 249-250.

An overview of some additional unpublished work can be found here: How Poverty Gets Written onto Our Genome at the Picower Institute's biennial Spring Symposium "Early Life Stress & Mental Health" at MIT.

Interested individuals should contact Ravi Raju at rraju@mit.edu, and include a CV and their reason for interest in the position.

Posted April 8, 2021

 

 

Research Technician, Thoracic Surgery Research Labs, MGH

PI: Uma Sachdeva, MD, PhD and Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD

Location: Thoracic Surgery Research Labs, Massachusetts General Hospital

The Thoracic Surgery research labs at Massachusetts General Hospital seek a candidate with a strong interest in scientific discovery to work within a team studying the pathobiology of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer and sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Our lab seeks to identify molecular pathways involved in the development and progression of this deadly disease. The ideal candidate will be committed to mastering a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques, as well as good organizational and communication skills. Under direct guidance and training of the research team, the candidate will be expected to collect data, interpret experimental results, and synthesize findings within the larger context of the projects. The main responsibilities will consist of creating, maintaining, and validating a panel of 3D organoids from clinical specimens, xenograft tumors, and cell lines, as well as conducting experiments using common molecular and cellular biologic techniques. Additional responsibilities will include ordering and maintaining laboratory stock reagents and facilitating the day-to-day laboratory operations. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred, with PI commitment towards mentoring and career development, including graduate or professional school application. PI is an alumna of Harvard College, and is committed to maintaining a strong educational and mentoring environment. Strong candidates will be interested and excited about scientific discovery, and will be involved in the preparation and writing of manuscripts for publication.

Further details and full application can be found at: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3149609&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Interested candidates may also send a CV and cover letter directly to Dr. Sachdeva at uma.sachdeva@mgh.harvard.edu.

 

Posted April 1, 2021

 

Full-time Research Technician, Ragon Institute

We're looking for 2 new full-time Research Technicians in the Yu and Lichterfeld Labs at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard (official job posting attached). 

Our lab is located near the MIT campus in Kendall Square, and we study the key barriers to curing HIV infection. Working with patient samples, we look at host immune responses to HIV, as well as the different strategies that the virus uses to evade the immune system and persist in patients lifelong.

Prior wet lab experience is preferred but not required, and we're looking for candidates to start this spring/summer (or as soon as possible), ideally working for 2 years. Overall, Ragon is a great place to work, and the position offers excellent opportunities to participate in basic science research, gain publications, and/or prepare for graduate school.

Please reach out if you have any questions or if you're interested in applying!

Contact email: keinkauf@partners.org

Posted March 29, 2021

 

 

Full Time Technician, Yu Lab, Ragon Institute, MGH

Job Title:          Research Technician
Job Family:      Research                                                        

Job Code:        000319 & 001593
Grade: 13 & 14                                              

Department:   All Research Departments                                                     

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: 

Two positions are open for full-time technicians in the Yu Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. The candidate will assist in research on pathogenesis and viral persistence during HIV-1 infection. Knowledge gained from these studies will help guide the design of more effective vaccines and treatments against various infectious pathogens, including HIV and Influenza.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

•          Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. – pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.)

•          Maintains laboratory notebook

•          Understands and applies basic scientific techniques

•          Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results

•          Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed

•          Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment

•          May perform independent literature searches

•          Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation

•          Maintains and orders supplies

 

A Research Technician II performs the duties of a Research Technician I (above) and may also:

•          Execute protocols of non-routine experiments

•          Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology

•          Perform basic design and modification of protocols

•          Calculate, transcribe and analyze data

•          Prepare and present reports

•          Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques.

•          Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation.

•          Participate in the design of experiments or field work.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

•          Ability to work independently and as a team member

•          Good communication skills

•          Computer literacy

•          Working knowledge of clinical research protocols

•          Ability to perform multiple tasks independently

The Research Technician II should also possess:

•          Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical problems

•          Ability to interpret acceptability of data results

•          Working knowledge of data management programs

•          Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE:  New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.

Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):  A Research Technician II may serve as a team leader to lab assistants and Research Technician I’s.

Posted March 26, 2021

 

Clinical Research Coordinator II, MGH

For the full job description please check the following link

https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3146554&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago&src=JB-10326

Job ID - (3146554)

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Scharf Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research group. Our research group in the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) within the Center of Genomic Medicine and the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at MGH investigates genetic and non-genetic risk factors for Tourette syndrome (TS) and related conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition to the work we do locally, our group co-leads national and international multi-center genetic and phenotypic analyses of TS and related disorders.

We enroll patients from our clinic as well as from across the nation to participate in our research studies. In addition to collecting DNA (e.g., blood or saliva sample) from study participants, we collect extensive phenotypic information. This includes diagnostic assessments of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions as well as medical, social, and family histories. Our various studies for which we are currently recruiting include collection of genetic and phenotypic data (in person or video-based visits) from patients with TS, ADHD, OCD, and OC Spectrum Disorders. Future research projects will utilize online based methods for which we will be launching a longitudinal follow-up study for our participants. In addition to these collections, we utilize online survey-based methods using REDCap—a secure, web-based application. For those interested in or who have experience with statistics, there are additional opportunities to be involved with statistical genetics projects or the analysis of survey data.

We are presently seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill a Clinical Research Coordinator II position beginning in May/June of 2021. The principal duties and responsibilities required of this position are outlined below. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing medical school or a PhD in clinical psychology, and affords numerous opportunities for exposure to neurology, psychiatry, and neuropsychiatric genetics. We hope that our research will inform and improve future diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment and prevention strategies for these conditions. The Scharf Lab recognizes that our goals can be accomplished through a team with diverse thoughts, approaches, and backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this opportunity to join our lab. For more information about our research and our group, please visit our websites:

https://scharflab.org (Lab Website)

https://cgm.massgeneral.org/faculty/jeremiah-scharf/ (Center for Genomic Medicine)

Posted March 10, 2021

 

 

Research Technician, MGH

Applications are invited for a Research Technician position available May 1, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (https://www.martinos.org) at Harvard Medical School. Our laboratory within the Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNi, http://scholar.harvard.edu/cipni) focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pain, its influence on autonomic nervous system activity, and its treatment by different non-pharmacological therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, vagus nerve stimulation, and acupuncture. This position will involve the application of state-of-the-art fMRI imaging methods in conjunction with autonomic monitoring under the supervision of Lab director Dr. Vitaly Napadow. Responsibilities will involve acquiring and analyzing data, administrative coordination, and working with different chronic pain patient populations.
 
Positions are for one year, renewable for up to two years upon mutual agreement; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates looking to enter a PhD or MD program in the future. Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences (e.g. neuroscience), engineering or related fields. Experience in computer programming (Matlab, Python, R, Bash) and image processing is preferred. It is beneficial, but not required, that applicants have familiarity with fMRI analysis software including FSL, AFNI, and Freesurfer. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.  Full-time employees receive full benefits, competitive salaries, and excellent resources for career development. Interested persons should send their resume, including GPA, to Michael Datko at the following email: mdatko@mgh.harvard.edu.
Posted Feb 26, 2021
 

 

Lab Manager/Technician position, Duke Univ.

Graduating? Need a job before continuing to graduate school for scientific research? 

The Patek Lab in the Biology department at Duke University has an open position for a full-time lab manager/research associate position, starting spring/early summer 2021. This is a supportive technical and administrative role for the Patek Lab’s research program in the areas of comparative biomechanics, evolution, and marine organismal biology. This position is suitable for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who desire additional research experience before applying to graduate school or pursuing other careers in research science.  It is not suitable for gap year pre-medical students, given that this position is geared toward research training for future basic research scientists.

If you are interested in applying, please upload a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, the Patek Lab research program, and any relevance to your career goals/interests. Please also include your CV/resume, unofficial transcript and the names/contact info for three references.  These materials should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

The starting salary is approximately $40,000/year and may be adjusted according to the candidate’s prior job experience and educational training.  

 Job applications are reviewed continuously and an offer will be made as soon as a finalist is identified.  There is not a set deadline for job applications, so it is best to submit as soon as possible.  

 Inquiries about the position and further details about the job responsibilities, training and research experience should be sent to Prof. S. Patek, snp2@duke.edu

 Additional Information:

The position has the potential to include many of the following responsibilities, training, and research experience: 

  • Receive training on:
    • high speed imaging and associated technology 
    • digital data acquisition systems
    • materials testing
    • 3D printers
    • microCT scanning, including 3D rendering and reconstruction. 
  • Assist with ongoing research projects and grant writing, including data collection, analysis, figure generation, writing, and R coding.
  • Perform fieldwork at the Duke Marine Lab, including collecting specimens and coordinating research.
  • Train, run, maintain, and organize staffing of aquarium system.
  • Care for research organisms. 
  • Organize and schedule lab/PI events and meetings.
  • Clean and organize lab rooms and facilities.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Feb 22, 2021

 

Research Assistant I, Bioinformatics – Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Department: Medicine-Genetics
Status: Full-Time  Standard Hours per Week: 40
PI: Dr. Timothy W. Yu
Lab Website: theyulab.org
Contact: Chunguang.hu@childrens.harvard.edu

Job Posting Description: At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated,

parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology

advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have

your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our

reach is global and our impact is profound. Join us and discover how your talents can change lives.

Yours included.

We are seeking a highly motivated and well-organized individual for a full-time Research Assistant I

position at Boston Children's Hospital Department of Genetics and Genomics under a NIH funded

research project. Training in all required techniques will be provided.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

• Assisting in basic science and translational research projects under the supervision of the project

head and the PI of the laboratory.

• Duties include analysis and interpretation of experimental and next generation sequencing data,

development of web based tools

• This role would be a perfect fit for someone looking to expand their skillset and knowledge before

moving on to graduate school or their next adventure.

• Writing scripts to assist lab staff with human genetic and genomic data analysis.

• Using and understanding a wide variety of bioinformatics tools and in silico predictors to screen

and interpret patient data.

• Participate in laboratory meetings and read literature applicable to the research area

• Help with lab organization and other support duties relating to lab operations, as required

To qualify, you must have:

• A bachelor’s degree with coursework (major preferred) in computer science, biology, and/or

computational biology, or related fields (e.g. biostatistics, genomics, bioinformatics).

• At least 6 months of prior experience working in a research laboratory highly preferred

• Proficiency with Bash required and proficiency with Python, Java, or R highly preferred.

Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases, HPC and/or cloud computing, or web development would

be a bonus.

• Knowledge or experience in the use of open source bioinformatics software and next generation

sequencing pipelines to support bioinformatics analyses such as RNA-Seq would be a bonus.

• Excellent analytical, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills

• Ability to work both independently and as a team member

• Able to learn complex tasks quickly with general instruction, and to use experience to perform a

variety of new techniques

• A demonstrated ability to understand multiple aspects of a problem and identify appropriate

solutions

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on

additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and weekend

schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b)

Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50%

off).

Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion,

national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Feb 19, 2021

 

 


Research Assistant I - Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Department: Medicine-Genetics
Status: Full-Time   Standard Hours per Week: 40

PI: Dr. Timothy W. Yu
Lab Website: theyulab.org
Contact: Chunguang.hu@childrens.harvard.edu

Job Posting Description: At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated,

parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology

advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have

your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our

reach is global and our impact is profound. Join us and discover how your talents can change lives.

Yours included.

We are seeking a highly motivated and well-organized individual for a full-time Research Assistant I

position at Boston Children's Hospital Department of Genetics and Genomics under a NIH funded

research project. Training in all required techniques will be provided.

This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

• Assisting in basic science and translational research projects under the supervision of the project

head and the PI of the laboratory.

• These duties include performing laboratory experiments, collection and accurate recording of

procedures and results, ordering necessary reagents to conduct experiments and participation in

joint upkeep of the lab.

• This role would be a perfect fit for someone looking to expand their skillset and knowledge before

moving on to graduate school or their next adventure.

• Assist lab staff with research experiments in human genetics and genomics

• Using and understanding a wide variety of molecular biology protocols - such as extracting DNA,

RNA, and proteins from blood and tissue samples

• Working with and handling research animals

• Maintain required equipment • Participate in laboratory meetings and read literature applicable to

the research area

• Help with lab organization and other support duties relating to lab operations, as required

To qualify, you must have:

• BS/BA in biology, biochemistry or related field.

• At least 6 months of prior experience working in a research laboratory highly preferred

• Research experience as a technician or conducting independent research project preferred.

• Excellent analytical, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills

• Ability to work both independently and as a team member

• Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction, and to use experience to perform a variety of

new techniques

• Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise

• Experience with tissue culture or animal handling (mice/vertebrates) a plus

• Must be self-motivated and reliable.

• Attention to detail in experimental techniques and record keeping

• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet searches.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on

additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and weekend

schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b)

Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50%

off).

Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion,

national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Contact:
Chunguang April Hu, MD Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Lab Manager
Genetics and Genomics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Chunguang.hu@childrens.harvard.edu

Posted Feb 19, 2021

 

 

Technical Research Assistant, Dr. Bulyk group, BWH

There is a technical research assistant position available in the laboratory of Prof. Martha Bulyk for a highly motivated individual with prior on-the-job experience in a molecular biology research lab. The lab is in the Division of Genetics at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, part of the Harvard Medical School research community located at the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, MA. This position will focus on studies of protein-DNA interactions and DNA regulatory elements primarily by in vitro and potentially by in vivo approaches, focusing on human. These data will aid in understanding mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and the impact of genetic variation and splicing on gene expression and phenotypes, including breast cancer and other diseases.

Required skills include: preparation of solutions and media, growth of bacterial cultures, DNA minipreps, preparation of DNA samples for Sanger sequencing and analysis of sequencing results, transformation of bacterial cells, preparation of E. coli glycerol stocks, restriction enzyme based or Gateway recombinational DNA cloning, PCR, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, Coomassie staining of protein gels, Western blots. Prior experience with the following techniques would be helpful: expression and purification of recombinant proteins, protein biochemistry, protein-DNA binding assays, preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries, DNA or protein sequence analysis, and mammalian cell culture.  Other duties will include maintaining equipment and supplies.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research in transcriptional regulation and genomics, and offers a stimulating, academic environment, and the opportunity to work in a team setting involving experimental and computational scientists. This position also offers the opportunity to gain valuable written and oral communication skills, and the possibility for co-authorship on publications and future supervisory roles. This position is ideal for a candidate graduating this year or a recent college graduate seeking to gain additional laboratory research experience.

A recent Bachelor of Science degree in a biological science or related field is required.  Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in another area of concentration may be considered if the applicant has had significant coursework in the sciences, has the required prior laboratory work experience, and demonstrates strong potential. Applicant must have basic Linux proficiency and some computer programming experience. A flexible work schedule is required. Fluent command of spoken and written English is absolutely required.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references via the BWH Careers website, Job Number 3140558:

https://www.brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/careers/external-candidates-search-open-positions

Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter if you would require visa sponsorship.

 

Posted Feb 9, 2021

 

Clinical Research Coordinator, MGH

The Metabolism Unit (MetU), a clinical research unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is seeking highly motivated college graduates to apply for a two-year position as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). For more information about the MGH MetU, please see https://www.massgeneral.org/endocrinology/endocrine-unit/research/metabolism-unit.

CRCs at the MetU have the opportunity to work as part of a team of physicians, research nurses, and other CRCs on clinical-translational research that has far-reaching implications. CRCs contribute to facilitating the long-term success of a research study in several ways. These include:

  • Facilitating the recruitment and screening of potential study participants
  • Assisting with the conduct of participant study visits at the MGH Clinical Research Center and other hospital sites
  • Collecting and managing data
  • Ensuring compliance with the rules of regulatory bodies such as the MGH Institutional Review Board

Hardworking and ambitious coordinators may also have the chance to contribute to:

  • Analyzing data and preparing scientific manuscripts for submission /publication.

This position is ideal for a diligent pre-medical graduate who is looking to gain significant research experience in a clinical setting before enrolling in medical school.

EDUCATION: 

Bachelor’s degree required. 

EXPERIENCE: 

New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above. 

Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position. 

 

SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with study participants and other members of the research team
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Initiative and motivation to work hard
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands

A background in statistics/research is desirable but not required.

This is a paid position. CRCs will work 40 hours per week.

CRCs will likely be expected to start by late May or early June 2021.

Evelynne Fulda

Clinical Research Coordinator

Metabolism Unit

617-724-0248

efulda@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Posted Feb 8, 2021

 

Neurobiology Research Assistant, BIDMC

Job Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant with a background in neurobiology who would like to apply a wide variety of research techniques.  Our laboratory investigates the neurobiology of sleep; in particular, we hope to identify the neurotransmitters and neural pathways that underlie narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.  The Research Assistant will use methods including immunohistochemistry, PCR and other molecular biology techniques, mouse colony management, rodent surgery, and physiologic recordings of sleep. The applicant should also have good organizational skills for ordering supplies and basic lab management. Ideally, the applicant will join our lab for at least 2 years.

Qualifications: BS or MS with college coursework in neurobiology, biology, and chemistry. At least 1 year of full time laboratory experience in immunohistochemistry, PCR, and research with rodents is preferred. 

Wage: dependent on experience

Days/Hours: 5 days/week, 8 hours/day, with some flexibility for independent workers

Start date: March 1, 2021, but dates as late as June 15 are possible.

Company Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital with a long tradition of excellence in cutting-edge research.  We are located in the Longwood medical area of Boston, the most active biomedical research community in the world.  The BIDMC Department of Neurology performs research on a variety of topics involving neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural development, and neurodegeneration.

Please apply on-line at:   http://jobs.bidmc.org/     and search for: job # 37700BR

Also, please email your cover letter and C.V. to:

Tom Scammell, M.D. 

Professor of Neurology          

tscammel@bidmc.harvard.edu

Posted Feb 5, 2021

 

 

Researcher, Translational Aggression & Addiction Research, Stanford University

The Stanford Translational Aggression & Addiction Research (STAAR) Lab is looking for talented team players to unravel how the brain controls behavior. The STAAR Lab is a dynamic new neuroscience lab in Stanford’s Psychiatry Department, led by Neir Eshel, MD, PhD and embedded in the world-class scientific environment of Dr. Rob Malenka’s group. We are looking to hire curious and ambitious postdocs, staff scientists, and research assistants for full-time positions beginning summer 2021. Lab projects focus on the neural circuitry of aggressive and compulsive behaviors, using optogenetics, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, and sophisticated machine learning/artificial intelligence analyses of animal behavior. There are ample opportunities for career development and clinical exposure based on candidate interest. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive. The ideal postdoctoral or staff scientist candidate has an MD and/or PhD in neuroscience or related field and extensive experience with rodent neuroscience. Excellent analytical skills, e.g., Python & Matlab, are strongly preferred. An expert data analyst may be considered even without animal experience. The ideal research assistant candidate has a BA/BS degree and previous laboratory experience, especially involving mouse handling, stereotaxic surgery, and/or microscopy. Given the complexity of the projects and techniques, research assistants must be willing to consider a two-year position. If you are interested in learning more, please submit a CV, brief cover letter, and 2-3 references to Neir Eshel at neshel@stanford.edu.

Posted Feb 5, 2021

 

 

Research Assistant, Rockefeller University

At Rockefeller University, bioscience is what we do. It's all we do. Our exclusive focus is on uncovering the processes that underlie life. How cells work. How genes are controlled. What makes us sick, and what keeps us healthy. The research underway in our labs today is leading to the breakthroughs that will transform medicine tomorrow.

A place of both quiet contemplation and intense scientific energy, our unique campus is the backdrop to a culture that values both independence and collaboration. Discoveries made this year by Rockefeller scientists will someday lead to new medicines and help us conquer infectious diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and many other afflictions. Each represents a step toward a future in which people live longer, healthier lives.

Being a Research Assistant (RA) is an excellent stepping stone to medical school, graduate school, and other careers in the health sciences. Our RAs are more confident, qualified, and prepared for their futures in research and medicine!

Job description

We are currently hiring graduating seniors for 1-2 year biomedical research assistant positions to work closely with senior scientists and participate in challenging, complex, and dynamic research projects.

As a Rockefeller research assistant, you will:

  • Conduct cutting-edge biomedical research
  • Interact with senior scientists who are committed to your mentorship
  • Learn advanced lab techniques and build strong analytical skills
  • Present your work at lab meetings, journal clubs, and conferences
  • Attend a rich program of scientific meetings, lectures, and special events
  • Be a more confident, directed, and competitive applicant for graduate/medical school
  • Enjoy excellent compensation and benefits, including tuition reimbursement and free MCAT/GRE prep courses
  • Unspoken luxuries also include our intimate community, extreme prestige (number of Nobel prizes and laureates on-campus), incredible funding and core facilities, and the perks – free beer at our Faculty Club, state-of-the-art gym facility, river view, living in NYC!

After two years, research assistants go on to the top Ph.D., M.D., and M.D./Ph.D. programs, while some choose to continue as a third-year researcher to learn more.

When you apply, we learn about your goals, educational background, research experience, and scientific interests to find you a position you'll thrive in.

Requirements: Bachelor's in science and a passion for research required. Will consider a Master's degree. Previous laboratory experience preferred.

Follow your passion for excellence in science and join our researchers in the pursuit of science for the benefit of humanity.  Join us!

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veteran

Posted Feb 5, 2021

 

 

Neurobiology Research Assistant, BIDMC

Job Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant with a background in neurobiology who would like to apply a wide variety of research techniques.  Our laboratory investigates the neurobiology of sleep; in particular, we hope to identify the neurotransmitters and neural pathways that underlie narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.  The Research Assistant will use methods including immunohistochemistry, PCR and other molecular biology techniques, mouse colony management, rodent surgery, and physiologic recordings of sleep. The applicant should also have good organizational skills for ordering supplies and basic lab management. Ideally, the applicant will join our lab for at least 2 years.

Qualifications: BS or MS with college coursework in neurobiology, biology, and chemistry. At least 1 year of full time laboratory experience in immunohistochemistry, PCR, and research with rodents is preferred. 

Wage: dependent on experience

Days/Hours: 5 days/week, 8 hours/day, with some flexibility for independent workers

Start date: March 1, 2021, but dates as late as June 15 are possible.

Company Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital with a long tradition of excellence in cutting-edge research.  We are located in the Longwood medical area of Boston, the most active biomedical research community in the world.  The BIDMC Department of Neurology performs research on a variety of topics involving neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural development, and neurodegeneration.

Please apply on-line at:   http://jobs.bidmc.org/     and search for: job # 37700BR

Also, please email your cover letter and C.V. to:

Tom Scammell, M.D. 

Professor of Neurology          

tscammel@bidmc.harvard.edu

Posted Feb 1, 2021

 

 

Preclinical Physiologist I, iota Biosciences

iota Biosciences is a next-generation bioelectronic medicine company, soon to be headquartered in Alameda, CA. We are building vanishingly small implantable devices powered wirelessly with ultrasound to monitor and treat disease. We are looking for a candidate with a bachelor's degree to perform preclinical pilot studies in small animal models, perform assays, and monitor therapeutic outcomes. This is a full-time laboratory position. The role focuses hands-on laboratory research testing cutting-edge bioelectronic therapies that will be quickly moved into clinical trials. A successful candidate will have a background in biology and laboratory experience, be engaged, excited about biotechnology, and willing to learn and take on new skills as they arise.

Responsibilities

  • Perform animal health checks and collect biological samples
  • Perform biochemical assays, such as ELISA and flow cytometry
  • Maintain cell cultures
  • Test therapies in small animal models
  • Dilute and maintain stock solutions
  • Sterilize materials
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Catalog samples and reagents
  • Keep detailed records of lab procedures and activities
  • May be required to work a non-standard work week (for example, Wed-Sun)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field
  • Animal handling skills
  • Experience with basic laboratory skills:
    • Pipetting
    • Centrifugation
    • Diluting and aliquoting reagents
    • Performing and recording measurements
    • Keeping a detailed laboratory notebook
  • Able to precisely follow written SOPs
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Good communications skills
  • Comfortable with the scientific process, from experimental design to data collection

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 or more years full-time laboratory experience
  • Small animal surgery experience, especially sterile procedures
  • Cell culture experience
  • Familiarity with 21 CFR Part 11 (GLP) regulations
  • Knowledge of immunohistochemistry
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry
  • Familiarity with electrophysiology equipment

 

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Full-time Research Specialist, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

The lab of Ilana Witten in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is seeking applications for a full-time research specialist position. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate or medical school. The Witten lab studies neural circuits for reward learning and decision making in mice by integrating a wide range of technical approaches – optogenetics, behavior, electrophysiology, imaging, and computational modeling. For more information, please see the job listing and lab website below.
Job listing: https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/12327/research-specialist-i/job
Lab website: https://www.wittenlab.org
Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Research Assistant: Dohlman Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Contact: Thomas_Dohlman@meei.harvard.edu

About this Job

The Dohlman Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary seeks to hire a highly motivated team player with excellent communication and organizational skills to join our laboratory as a Research Assistant. Our laboratory investigates the pathophysiology and management of corneal disease, with a specific focus on the relationship between the immune system and fibrosis.

The Research Assistant position involves both research and administrative responsibilities. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant conducts independent and collaborative research involving in vivo animal studies, flow cytometry, molecular biology, cell culture and histology. Administrative duties include maintenance of laboratory inventories and equipment and ordering research supplies. There will be the opportunity to present at scientific meetings and be an author on presentations and manuscripts. Pending COVID restrictions, there may also be the opportunity to spend time in the clinic and operating room.

We are looking for highly motivated team players who possess 1) excellent organizational skills with the ability to carefully plan and perform experiments; and 2) excellent oral and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree with training/experience in any of the following areas: biology, cellular biology, molecular biology, immunology and/or regenerative medicine, but applicants at any stage of education/training will be considered. Prior experience with animal handling and experimental planning, as well as computer skills and data analysis skills, are helpful. A 1.5 to 2-year commitment is preferred.

This position may be good for a recent college graduate interested in medical school, graduate school, or a job in the biological sciences. This is a full-time position for college graduates or soon-to-be college graduates, but there may also be separate opportunities for current undergraduates to get involved during the semester or during the summer, as well.

About Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.

Mass. Eye and Ear is also a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers. In the 2020-2021 "Best Hospitals" issue, US News and World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #1 in New England for Ophthalmology care.

 

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Staff Scientist, Human Neuron Core, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

A Staff Scientist position is available immediately within the Human Neuron Core at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are looking for an independent and self-motivated scientist to join our team and work on projects utilizing human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to model neurological disease. The researcher will be responsible for differentiating iPSCs into different subtypes of neurons and glia, as well as phenotyping the neurons using cutting edge technologies. Opportunities are available to learn new techniques, including high content imaging and analysis, multi-electrode array recording, and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Qualified candidates should have strong experimental expertise in tissue culture, with experience with iPSCs and neuroscience preferred.

The mission of the HNC is to use human patient-derived neurons to model neuronal disease and provide support for preclinical research by developing screens to identify novel therapeutics. The HNC is situated at Boston Children’s within the Harvard network, in an environment abounding in experts from neuroscience, neurology, and stem cell biology. We are fortunate as well to be abundantly supplied with many of the best clinicians in the world.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Tissue culture and quality control of human iPSCs and neuron differentiation

 Presentations and communication of results to internal and external research groups

 As time allows, getting involved with CRISPR/Cas9 editing in iPSCs and phenotyping, including high content imaging, multi-electrode array recordings, and targeted RNA sequencing

 Keeping good records and following optimized standard operating procedures

Qualifications:

 A BA/BS or MS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field.

 Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule.

 Experience with iPSC cell culture

 Research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or neuroscience at the undergraduate level or beyond

 Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

 Great interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and scientific integrity

This is a full-time, salaried position with affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, pension, tuition reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact: Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

 

Clinical Research Specialist 1, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Neurology is seeking a professional, well-organized team player to fill the position of a Clinical Research Specialist 1 in the Department of Neurology’s Translational Neuroscience Center.

The selected candidate will assist in managing the operations of the Translational Neuroscience Center’s clinical research program, including research and administrative procedures, research participant recruitment and enrollment as well as ensuring compliance with hospital, state, federal and regulatory policies and procedures. This individual would work with Investigators, Managers, and Research Coordinators in designing and implementing clinical trials and other research studies with patients with rare genetic disorders associated autism. Join our expanding program and contribute to local, national and international efforts to improve the lives of children with neurological disorders and the families that care for them.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Research and administrative procedures

 Patient recruitment and enrollment

 Working with the team to ensure compliance with regulatory policies

 Assisting in the design and implementation of clinical trials and research studies involving patients with autism and other neurological disorders

Qualifications:

 A BA/BS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field

 At least 2 years of experience in clinical research coordination or project management

 Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

 Great interpersonal skills

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact: Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

 

Clinical Research Assistant in Neurophysiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC) at Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various neurodevelopmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, signal processing, psychology, and computer science. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as child neurology and developmental pediatrics, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

The Clinical Research Assistant will play a primary role in experimental design, data collection, and data analysis the Translational Neuroscience Center Human Neurophysiology Core. This will include working with electroencephalography (EEG), event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, and related data for research studies. Responsibilities will involve experiment programming, data collection, data management, equipment setup and maintenance, and signal processing for analysis of results.

Requirements:

 A bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field

 Previous experience with coding (preferably including MATLAB and Python experience)

 Previous experience with children with autism spectrum disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders

 Previous experience working in a research setting (preferably paid professional experience, but may include undergraduate research experiences)

 Experience with EEG, ERP, and/or eye tracking hardware and software (e.g., Presentation, ePrime, Netstation, BrainVision, EyeLink)

 Availability for flexible scheduling including occasional evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children

 High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

 Knowledge of electrophysiological (EEG, ERP) and/or eye tracking measures

 Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board

 Signal processing knowledge

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact: Dr. April Levin @ April.levin@childrens.harvard.edu

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

 

Research Assistant, Animal Behavior and Physiology Core, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

Research assistant position available in the Animal Behavior and Physiology Core at Boston Children’s Hospital beginning in May of 2021. This is a dynamic group provides experience in a broad range of advanced animal behavioral and neurophysiological techniques. The research assistant will be trained in rodent surgical techniques potentially including acute and chronic EEG recording, transcranial magnetic stimulation and intracranial injections. During the assistantship, the candidate will have the opportunity to be a full member of collaborations with academic investigators, biotech and industry partners and non-profit institutions in the execution of joint research projects focused on treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. The candidate will be expected to present regularly at laboratory meetings and will have the opportunity present their research at local conferences and will be included in publications resulting from their efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Maintenance of mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping

 Execution of surgical, pharmacological and behavioral rodent experiments

 Molecular biology experiments (genotyping, Western blots, immunohistochemistry)

 EEG data analysis (utilizing NeuroScore and Matlab)

 Maintenance and upkeep of neurophysiological recording equipment

 Management of collaborations, including communication with clients, recordkeeping and data presentations

Qualifications:

 A BA/BS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field

 Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule

 Experience with rodent handling and surgery required

 Experience programming with Matlab, a plus

 Past research experience in pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, or neuroscience at the undergraduate level or beyond, preferred

 Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

This is a two-year, full-time, salaried position with affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, pension, tuition reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact:

Lahin Lalani, Research Assistant @ lahin.lalani@childrens.harvard.edu

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Research Assistant, Sahin Laboratory, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

Research assistant position available in the laboratory of Dr. Mustafa Sahin at Boston Children’s Hospital beginning in May of 2021. This translational group provides experience in both cutting edge basic science and clinical research in neurodevelopmental disorders. The research assistant will support general laboratory operations and will have the opportunity to assume managerial responsibilities for collaborative research projects with industry and non-profit collaborators. During the assistantship, the candidate will be trained in basic molecular biology techniques, cell culture techniques, rodent behavioral assessments and rodent EEG recording and analysis. The candidate will be expected to present regularly at laboratory meetings and will have the opportunity present their research at local conferences and will be included in publications resulting from their efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Maintenance of mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping

 Execution of pharmacological and behavioral rodent experiments

 Support of laboratory operations (ordering supplies, equipment maintenance, laboratory representation in institutional groups, animal protocol upkeep)

 Molecular biology experiments (genotyping, Western blots, immunohistochemistry)

 Preparation of primary neuronal cultures in collaboration with the team

Qualifications:

 A BA/BS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field

 Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule

 Experience with rodent handling, rodent surgical experience a plus

 Past research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience or related field at the undergraduate level or beyond

 Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

This is a two-year, full-time, salaried position with affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, pension, tuition reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact:

Achint Singh, Research Assistant @ achint.singh@childrens.harvard.edu

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Research Assistant, Human Neuron Core, Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

A research assistant position is available with a flexible start date for Winter or Spring 2020 within the Human Neuron Core at Boston Children’s Hospital. The individual will join a fast-paced team that utilizes human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived neurons to model neurological disease. The research assistant will be trained to culture iPSCs, differentiate neurons, and characterize the neurons using cutting-edge technologies. The research assistant will coordinate with the clinical team to collect and process blood/skin samples from patients with rare neurological disorders. The individual is expected to work closely with other researchers at the Human Neuron Core to maintain and optimize quality control protocols with respect to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived neuron differentiation. The candidate is expected to actively participate in core meeting discussions and presentations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Tissue culture and quality control of fibroblasts, iPSC, and neuron differentiation.

• Running both differentiation and phenotyping assays, including but not limited to: PCR,

immunocytochemistry, western blot, and imaging

• Lab maintenance, i.e. ordering supplies, general upkeep, etc.

• Primary tissue processing with human blood and skin biopsies.

• Coordinating with the clinical team to receive patient samples.

• Keeping good records of processed samples and entering information in core inventory.

• Organizing and cryopreserving processed samples in liquid nitrogen tank.

Qualifications:

• A BA/BS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related

field.

• Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule.

• Experience with cell culture required; experience with iPSCs is a plus

• Past research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or neuroscience at the undergraduate level or beyond, preferred.

• Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must.

This is a two-year, full-time, salaried position with affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, pension, tuition reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact:

Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Science Writer, Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital

Part-time Senior Scientist (20 hours/week) Remote/On-site Translational Neuroscience Center Boston Children’s Hospital The Senior Scientist will assist the Principal Investigator and research team with the scientific writing of peer reviewed publications and grant applications. Grant and proposal applications will be written for funding opportunities from the NIH, private foundations, and industry. This position will support the preparation of grant applications including the research strategy as well as supporting documentation in addition to progress reporting and review. The successful candidate will work closely with both the Director and the Clinical Director to provide appropriate guidance as it pertains to prioritization and timelines for assigned projects. Experience in writing grant applications is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Grant writing, including project progress reporting and review

• Scientific writing of peer reviewed publications

• Network and marketing material preparation and writing

Qualifications:

• A Master level degree in a biology field (Neuroscience or Molecular Biology preferred), with at least 7 years original and relevant research experience.

• Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

• Great interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and scientific integrity

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact: Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

This position is available for applicants with work experience beyond a bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing careers in science or medicine. These opportunities will help the selected candidates to gain valuable skills and a diverse network to advance their career goals in their chosen field of interest.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Regulatory Specialist, Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital

Translational Neuroscience Center Boston Children’s Hospital

Exciting opportunity to join our acclaimed Division of Developmental Medicine and the Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC)-an innovative research collaborative of physicians, genetic counselors and scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are seeking a full-time Regulatory Specialist to assist the TNC in gaining a better understanding of childhood health, disease and development. Join us and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Working closely with the Co-directors of the TNC Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs Service and investigators from multiple departments/divisions within the hospital to create and maintain essential research procedures and systems.

• Providing regulatory guidance to investigators and study staff.

• Assisting with consent form development, IRB and FDA applications.

• Delivering education to study staff on a variety of topics including good clinical practice, research regulations and the conduct of clinical trials.

• Project management and study start up responsibilities for select clinical research projects, including clinical trials.

• Providing auditing and monitoring services for research studies as needed.

• Assisting with internal and external research collaborations.

Qualifications:

• A BA/BS degree in health or social science, psychology or related field, with 5 or more years of experience or MS degree with 0-2 years of experience in a public health, community health or clinical research setting. Experience serving as study coordinator or clinical research coordinator desired.

• Solid knowledge of clinical research best practices.

• Knowledge of human subject protections regulations and FDA regulatory processes.

• Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary project teams.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best. Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

All interested applicants should send their resumes or CVs to Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

This position is available for applicants with work experience beyond a bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing careers in science or medicine. These opportunities will help the selected candidates to gain valuable skills and a diverse network to advance their career goals in their chosen field of interest.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), Translational Neuroscience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital

Staff Scientist, Human Neuron Core

Translational Neuroscience Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

A Staff Scientist position is available immediately within the Human Neuron Core at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are looking for an independent and self-motivated scientist to join our team and work on projects utilizing human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to model neurological disease. The researcher will be responsible for differentiating iPSCs into different subtypes of neurons and glia, as well as phenotyping the neurons using cutting edge technologies. Opportunities are available to learn new techniques, including high content imaging and analysis, multi-electrode array recording, and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Qualified candidates should have strong experimental expertise in tissue culture, with experience with iPSCs and neuroscience preferred.

The mission of the HNC is to use human patient-derived neurons to model neuronal disease and provide support for preclinical research by developing screens to identify novel therapeutics. The HNC is situated at Boston Children’s within the Harvard network, in an environment abounding in experts from neuroscience, neurology, and stem cell biology. We are fortunate as well to be abundantly supplied with many of the best clinicians in the world.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Tissue culture and quality control of human iPSCs and neuron differentiation

• Presentations and communication of results to internal and external research groups

• As time allows, getting involved with CRISPR/Cas9 editing in iPSCs and phenotyping, including high content imaging, multi-electrode array recordings, and targeted RNA sequencing

• Keeping good records and following optimized standard operating procedures

Qualifications:

• A BA/BS or MS degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field.

• Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule.

• Experience with iPSC cell culture

• Research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or neuroscience at the undergraduate level or beyond

• Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills a must

• Great interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and scientific integrity

This is a full-time, salaried position with affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, pension, tuition reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

For questions or to submit your resume/CV and cover letter please contact: Brianna Godlewski, Research Data Manager @ Brianna.Godlewski@childrens.harvard.edu

Please reference which position you are applying for in your email to Brianna.

This position is available for applicants with work experience beyond a bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing careers in science or medicine. These opportunities will help the selected candidates to gain valuable skills and a diverse network to advance their career goals in their chosen field of interest.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Posted Jan 28, 2021

 

 

Research Assistant in Wainger Lab, MGH

waingerlab.org

We are a young and vibrant group applying biological, physiological and computational tools to understand and identify new treatments for motor and sensory neuron diseases in a translational setting. The laboratory is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic research assistant with experience in molecular biology and in particular stem cell biology to support preclinical studies related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and chronic pain. The research technician will contribute to the intellectual development of a project, attend and present at lab meetings, and engage in the scientific community through opportunities to attend conferences and publish papers. The major responsibilities will include stem cell culture and differentiation, analysis of molecular disease-related phenotypes using patient and control as well as gene-edited iPSC lines, quantitative analysis of expression and sequence data, general molecular biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry, RNA isolation and PCR to analyze cells of interest. Additional work will include assistance with ordering, laboratory maintenance and animal husbandry. The candidate must be able to make a two-year commitment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Stem cell culture and differentiation

High-content imaging and physiology (calcium imaging/ optogenetics)

Bioinformatic analysis of expression and sequence data

Mouse brain and spinal cord dissection

Purification of RNA and PCR

Perform tasks associated with ordering, animal husbandry, and lab uptake

Grant applications & protocols for Biosafety, Animals, and IRB

May assist with training other personnel

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be an enthusiastic, diligent and professional team player with excellent time management skills. Meticulous detail about laboratory techniques and documentation are required, as are the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires accurately maintaining records of laboratory work in sufficient detail for reproduction of the experiments, organizing, analyzing and summarizing acquired data. The candidate may assist with drafting or contributing to the preparation of research papers, manuscripts or other documents for publication and/or presentation.

EDUCATION: BA/BS in neurobiology, molecular biology, or related field

EXPERIENCE: One year of previous relevant laboratory work experience desired.

PLEASE CONTACT AND INCLUDE COVER LETTER, CV, AND TRANSCRIPT:

brian.wainger@mgh.harvard.edu

Posted Jan 21, 2021

 

 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

Department of Psychiatry

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Great Opportunity for Future Psych/Medical Career

The Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC is looking to fill a full-time research position at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, run by renowned researchers in the field of autism. The Seaver Autism Center leads a progressive research program while providing comprehensive, personalized care to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of preclinical and clinical faculty seek to identify the causes of autism and advance effective treatments.

We are looking for a highly responsible, organized individual who is interested in continuing on to a medical, psychology, clinical genetics or professional clinical research career. Among the areas for which these individuals would be responsible include: interacting with patients, families, and clinicians seeking our services; study initiation and management including regulatory (IRB), patient scheduling, data collection and entry for a diverse portfolio of research studies; and assistance with grant preparation, presentations and publications. Our research coordinators also have the opportunity to observe clinical and research assessments conducted by our interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, a neurologist, clinical geneticist, and genetic counselor. Successful applicants are encouraged to participate in manuscript preparation and all research coordinators have the opportunity to submit research findings to national and international conferences.

Interested applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree; be highly familiar and comfortable with widely available computer programs; have a strong background in psychology, biological sciences, and research design; have experience or interest working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders; have a strong interest in research and learning about etiology and the treatment of psychiatric disorders; and be able and willing to work with psychiatric patients in a professional and compassionate manner.

Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply and should include language proficiency in application materials.

Ideal start date for interested candidates is June 2021, and the position requires a two-year commitment. Interested applicants may email cover letter, resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, a transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and writing sample by February 15th to:

Tess Levy, CGC

Sr. Genetic Counselor, Seaver Autism Center

tess.levy@mssm.edu

Paige Siper, PhD

Chief Psychologist, Seaver Autism Center

paige.siper@mssm.edu

 

 

Research Technician, Nectow Laboratory, Columbia University

 

A technician position is available in the Nectow Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. The Nectow Lab works on the neurobiology of energy balance. We place a particular emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms through which the brain regulates how much one eats and how much energy one expends. We also develop novel technologies to better understand brain function. The successful candidate will have had significant prior laboratory experience, ideally (but not necessarily) within rodent neuroscience.

The successful candidate will help manage day-to-day laboratory operations, as well as design and implement experiments critical to the lab, possibly including (but not limited to): molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics). The candidate would ideally (though is not required to) have significant experience in advanced techniques in neuroscience, such as behavior, immunohistochemistry and/or stereotaxic mouse surgery, as well as excellent organizational skills. Significant experience in molecular biology is valued, but not required. Regardless of prior experience and/or background, we are always looking for individuals of exceptional talent and creativity, so please reach out to inquire about the position. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.

A bachelor’s degree (with significant prior laboratory experience) in one of the following (or related fields) is required: biology, neuroscience, engineering, applied math, chemistry, computer science, and/or physics.

Candidates interested in working in the Nectow Lab should reach out to Dr. Alexander R. Nectow (arn2136@columbia.edu) with a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references.

To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out www.nectowlab.org.

Posted Jan 15, 2021

 

Research Assistant, Demehri Laboratory, Center for Cancer Immunology, MGH/HMS

Full time research assistant position is available immediately in our laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School to study the mechanisms of immune regulation of early cancer development and the role alarmins and commensal viruses in this process. The position is ideal for a recent graduate planning to work for couple of years in research before entering graduate or medical school. Besides bench research, applicant will have the opportunity to learn about clinical care for patients with severe skin cancers and skin-related adverse effects of cancer immunotherapies. Attention to detail, high motivation, and effective communication skills are essential. Knowledge in immunological, molecular, and mice experimentations are considered important for this position.

Visit our laboratory website for more detail:

http://massgeneral.link/DemeheriLab

Please email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Shawn Demehri:

sdemehri1@mgh.harvard.edu

Posted Dec 2, 2020

 

 

Research Assistant in Neuroscience, Boston Children's Hospital

The Lehtinen lab is looking for a motivated research assistant to join our team in the vibrant Neuroscience research community of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We are fascinated by how the choroid plexus - cerebrospinal fluid system actively instructs mammalian brain development and life-long health. The position includes working collaboratively with lab members on all aspects of research using techniques spanning molecular and cell biology, to calcium imaging in awake mice. On-going projects include, but are not limited to, (1) maternal-fetal environment, (2) hydrocephalus, and (3) brain barrier functions including neuro-immune interactions. An important second aspect of the position entails helping with rodent husbandry as well as routine lab maintenance (These aspects of the position are shared among several individuals). There is the possibility to develop an independent research project, if desired. A background in Neuroscience is strongly recommended. We ask for a minimum 2-year commitment, with a projected start date in June 2021.

Check out our lab webpage to see more about life in the lab:

http://www.childrenshospital.org/LehtinenLab

Interested applicants should contact Maria by email at:

maria.lehtinen@childrens.harvard.edu

Please include a few sentences describing of your background and research interests, and a copy of your CV.

Posted Nov 23, 2020