To better understand how genotype and the environment determine phenotype, we are developing comprehensive whole-cell computational models which aim to represent all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our research is interdisciplinary – involving systems biology, genomics, simulation, and software engineering – and team-oriented. We are seeking talented, ambitious individuals to join our team and help us develop tools for building, simulating, and analyzing comprehensive models of individual cells.
We are a member the new NIH-funded Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling (http://reproduciblebiomodels.org) which aims to enable more predictive models of cells by making cell modeling systematic, scalable, and collaborative. The center includes Herbert Sauro and John Gennari at the University of Washington, Ion Moraru and Michael Blinov at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and David Nickerson at the University of Auckland.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter describing your scientific/engineering interests and your CV to Jonathan Karr (email@example.com).
Posted August 10, 2018
Amit Sharma, PhD, Assistant Professor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
366 VMAB, 1900 Coffey Road Columbus, Ohio 43210
Start Date: Flexible
We are looking for an independent and highly motivated candidate to join our research group focused
on studies of retrovirus-host interactions. The primary research focus of our laboratory is to study the
host innate immune response against retrovirus infection and our research is uncovering the molecular
mechanisms of retroviral restriction in non-human primates. Our ongoing research is characterizing the
viral and host factors that drive selection, adaptation, and pathogenicity of chimeric SIV/HIV viruses
(SHIVs) in macaque cells.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or a related field. Previous laboratory
experience is expected. Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time
Summary of Duties: The research technician is expected to:
Assist in performance of biomedical research projects.
Carry out experimental designs for research projects and perform routine experiments.
Help evaluate, interpret and assess experimental data and quality control of assays.
Record and consolidate research data.
Maintain databases, order supplies and maintain inventories.
Experience with cloning, cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques desired.
Ability to use Microsoft Office programs required.
Understanding of general and specific laboratory procedures, and scientific approach and
Ability to follow research methodology and protocol.
Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
Strong critical thinking and attentiveness to detail required.
This position would be ideal for recent or soon-to-be graduates who are interested in gaining research
experience over two years before starting graduate or medical school. Two year (or more) commitment
Interested candidates should submit:
1. A cover letter expressing their interest in biomedical research and future career goals
3. Contact information for three references
Application materials and questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Amit Sharma:
Posted July 18, 2018
A research technician position is available in the Basic Neuroscience Division at McLean Hospital. The Balu laboratory uses mouse genetics in combination with a wide array of biochemical and molecular biology techniques to study the neurobiology of schizophrenia and related disorders. The successful applicant will be working under the general supervision of a Principal Investigator and a postdoctoral fellow, conducting a variety of routine experiments with established methodologies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The technician will be involved in many different aspects of the laboratory, including but not limited to the following:
- mouse colony management
- ordering general lab supplies and maintaining and an inventory
- Preparing laboratory reagents and chemicals
- Western blotting
- histological analysis of brain sections including sectioning, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy
- stereotaxic surgery
- mouse behavior
- Collecting and analyzing data using basic statistics.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Good organizational skills, detail oriented.
Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work.
Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism.
Successful candidate must possess basic computer skills in order to use a variety of electronic systems to access and/or maintain personal employment-related data, satisfy required annual trainings, and use job-specific applications. All employees of McLean Hospital are assigned an email account for business communication purposes. Candidate must also be able to consistently demonstrate McLean Values of integrity, compassion and respect, diversity and teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Qualifications. BS or BA in biological sciences or psychology required. Graduate with relevant course or project work. Experience with rodents preferred.
Posted May 18, 2018
The Chen Lab in the Department of Biology and Center for Systems Neuroscience is recruiting a senior research technician to begin immediately. The lab studies the relationship between local circuits and long-range networks in the mammalian neocortex, We take an integrative approach by combining large-scale in vivo imaging technology with molecular and genetic tools in the awake-behaving animal. This individual will primarily be responsible for carrying out animal behavior experiments. In addition, he/she will perform experiments involving animal surgery, molecular biology, brain histology, and data analysis. Individual will also be involved in basic lab management such as cleaning, maintaining supplies and reagents, and animal care. There will be opportunities to both support students and post-docs in their projects as well as carry out independent projects. Previous experience working with rodents is preferred. For more information about the lab, visit www.chen-lab.org
To apply follow this link https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=301906
Posted May 3, 2018
We are recruiting a Staff Research Associate (SRA)/Specialist to assist with ongoing multidisciplinary cellular engineering projects. Our lab has pioneered the application of novel genetic engineering technologies such as CRISPR to primary human immune cells (Schumann et al., PNAS 2015). These new technical abilities have furthered our labs research into the genetic underpinnings of autoimmune disease and T cell biology (Farh and Marson et al., Nature 2015), as well as opened the door to novel cancer immunotherapies based on engineered human immune cells (Rupp and Schumann et al. Scientific Reports 2017). In addition to cell editing, our lab integrates genomic analysis (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq), human disease genetics, and in vitro and in vivo studies of T cell function.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary group, the SRA will utilize various protocols to generate the molecular components, such as DNA constructs, necessary for specific cellular engineering experiments. Additional responsibilities will consist of functional analysis of engineered cells via Sanger sequencing, next-generation DNA sequencing, and flow cytometry. Strong organizational and communication skills are required. For exceptionally skilled applicants, opportunity exists to extend the SRA’s role to include isolation and culture of primary human immune cells, the design and completion of cellular editing experiments, as well as in vivo analysis of novel cellular cancer immunotherapies. This position represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to basic laboratory skills as well as genetics and genome engineering skills in a dynamic, well-established research environment.
- BA/BS degree and one or more years of recent, directly related laboratory work experience utilizing techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Experience with general laboratory techniques, especially basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (including but not limited to DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA assembly, bacterial transformation, mammalian cell culture, etc.)
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
- Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team
- Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines
Prior experience with DNA sequencing technologies, including Sanger and NGS
Prior experience in the design and assembly of DNA constructs (via restriction digestion and ligation, Gibson assemblies, Golden-Gate assemblies, etc.), Prior hands on experience with mouse handling and injections
Payment is according to the UCSF pay scale. UCSF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit your complete application documents including CV and references to: Alexander.email@example.com
Posted April 24, 2018
Jay Bikoff laboratory at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, is studying neural circuits that control movement in mice. Details about the lab and available positions can be found at: https://www.bikofflab.org
Posted April 9, 2018
Responsibilities & Duties: Seeking a programmer for bioinformatics applications in phylogenetic analysis. Will be working on a grant funded project in a an academic setting (with opportunity for collaboration on academic bioinformatics publications), which centers on creating evolutionary trees from linguistic, genomic and other data. The main development language is Haskell. We have a functioning core Haskell codebase of 22K LOC and a stable legacy C & C++ codebase of 10K.
Remote work in not possible and the duration of the project is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.
Qualifications: B.S/M.S. Degree in Computer Science or Engineering. Experienced with sizable applications preferable in a functional language (ML, Lisp, Haskell, Ocaml) ideally Haskell. Experience in parallel computing, UNIX/LINUX environments. Experience with C or C++ is a not-essential, but desirable.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted April 3, 2018
Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL), Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking for a pre-med track graduating senior majoring preferably in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering or Chemistry for a full-time Biomedical Engineering Technician position, starting this June.
Our investigators are authors of over 600 publications, including some of the 100 most frequently cited papers in orthopedic surgery. The laboratory’s more than 75 patents worldwide, some of which have led to licensed technologies, have positively impacted the quality of life for over 7 million patients. Our research interns and technicians have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing translational research projects focused on improving materials in orthopedics to allow for a better quality of life for patients. Our members gain invaluable research experience usually prior to entering medical or graduate school. Previous technicians in our laboratory have authored articles in several peer-reviewed journals, presented their research at conferences, and gone on to medical school at Harvard, Tufts, Case Western, and Arizona or to graduate school at Dartmouth, UT, Georgia Tech, UPenn, and UVA.
Interested candidates contact: Slav Lerner (Manager) Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St., Jackson 1121B, Boston, MA 02114 www.harrisortholab.org
Posted March 23, 2018
Duties & Responsibilities
The Zon lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision of principal investigator (PI) and senior researchers, Research Assistants will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures. Research Assistants will work with specialized laboratory equipment and perform data analysis. More specifically, according to established protocols and assigned schedules, research assistants will: perform a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures (including standard molecular biology, microinjections, microscopy, tissue culture, and animal husbandry) for experiments that focus on chemicals screens utilizing zebrafish embryos, oversee maintenance of zebrafish lines to meet research requirements, maintain accurate records of results and methodologies, purchase lab supplies, oversee equipment maintenance and the laboratory’s compliance with institute and governmental regulations - acting as laboratory liaison to vendors, core facilities, and other laboratories, may conduct literature searches and reviews, compile information for journals, and recommend research techniques to PI.
Biological laboratory research experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or related discipline is preferred as is one-year laboratory work experience.
Working Conditions: may be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.
This term appointment will end 12 months from the employee start date, preferably the week of May 28. The position may be renewed based on the changing needs of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department. The position will begin in June 2018.
When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
For more information, please visit our website: https://zon.tchlab.org
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply search for requisition 44550BR on the Harvard careers website.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Posted March 14, 2018
Chromatin regulation in human disease
The Kadoch Laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Broad Institute is seeking a highly qualified post-graduate student (student graduating with BA/BS this Spring/Summer 2018) to join our team as a Research Associate focused on cancer biology, epigenetics, and chromatin regulation. Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, chemical biology, and functional genomics to explore the mechanisms of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. Our exciting and diverse set of projects involve collaborations across the Harvard and MIT centers in Boston and Cambridge.
This is a unique opportunity with significant potential for the student to work closely with the PI and carry forward independent projects resulting in presentations and publications. The successful applicant will have advanced experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics through prior lab research experience as well as undergraduate coursework. We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability and who may be considering applying to graduate and/or medical school following their time in the lab. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and will possess excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.
Posted February 28, 2018
A paid research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tayyaba Hasan at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A major focus of our research is in the application of laser/light-activated therapies for cancer and other diseases.
This is an ideal position for students between college graduation and the start of graduate or medical school. If hired, the student will have a tremendous opportunity to work with numerous experts in the fields of tumor biology, biophysics, imaging, and cancer therapeutics, and will be exposed to a variety of multi-disciplinary research techniques.
The position will require:
1. Working knowledge of pipetting and general laboratory techniques
2. Desire to learn a large number of biological, chemical and optical techniques
3. Participation in weekly group seminars
4. Extremely strong written and communication skills
5. Previous research experience
6. Knowledge of image/data processing is desirable
Candidates must be energetic and enthusiastic about lab work and be flexible in working with different investigators on various projects.
For further information on research projects, see the following sites: http://wellman.massgeneral.org/faculty-hasan-projects.htm and http://www.dartmouth.edu/~pdt/
Minimum Requirement: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related scientific field.
Potential Start Date: June 1, 2018 onwards (negotiable)
Minimum Commitment: 2 Years
If interested, send CV and cover letter to:
CV’s and cover letters will be screened. Applicants of interest will be contacted for a phone interview. Successful phone interviews will result in an on-campus interview.
Massachusetts General Hospital and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine are Equal Opportunity Employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Posted Feb 20, 2018
The Knouse lab will be opening at the Whitehead Institute in June and is looking for a motivated graduating student to serve as the lab’s first technician. Our lab will establish the mouse liver as a physiologically relevant system for understanding the reversibility of cellular quiescence with the ultimate goal of uncovering novel approaches for tissue regeneration. This job will give you the unique opportunity to be a critical member in the establishment of a new laboratory and conduct independent research alongside the principal investigator that could result in first-author publications and conference presentations. You will further benefit from collaboration and interactions with the rich scientific community at the Whitehead Institute and MIT.
- Establish and conduct your own independent research project related to quiescence and regeneration
- Present your work at lab meetings, seminar series, and conferences
- Analyze and compile your data for publication
- Help to maintain the laboratory by ordering supplies, preparing stock solutions, and maintaining the mouse colony
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or related discipline
- At least one year of research experience in biochemistry, molecular, cell, or organismal biology
- Prior experience working with rodents or willingness to learn
- Proficient in basic laboratory techniques
- Excellent organizational skills
- Minimum two-year commitment
If interested, please submit a resume online at: https://nematode.wi.mit.edu/careers/?f=viewOpening&opeid=238&skey=c71f0c3e7f49b1670aa88130b98330dd&semail=
Posted Feb 15, 2018
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
- Enjoy excellent compensation and benefits, including tuition reimbursement
- 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!
A smart first step before grad school: After a two year period, research assistants go on to the top Ph.D., M.D. and MD/Ph.D. programs, while some choose to continue on as a third year researcher to learn more.
Personalized recruitment: 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 required. Will consider Master’s degree. Previous laboratory experience preferred.
- incredible haven for some of the best science in the world
- scientific oasis
- inspiring, collaborative atmosphere
- strong social and environmental consciousness
- intellectually curious academic environment
- 14-acre campus setting in NYC
Follow your passion for excellence in science and join our researchers in the pursuit of science for the benefit of humanity.
Posted Feb 2, 2018
We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).
The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate.
Position will be available starting May 2018. A two-year commitment is required. Please submit a resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Angela Savlidis: email@example.com
Posted Feb 2, 2018
Brown University and Columbia University are part of a consortium of American universities working to develop the first sustainable graduate medical education programs in the country of Rwanda. Rwanda has made incredible strides in development in recent years, and its government has especially focused on improvements in the health sector. As part of its efforts to strengthen human resources for health in the country, the Rwandan Ministry of Health is partnering with 10 different universities to develop new graduate medical, nursing, and health management education programs in the country.
Brown University and Columbia University are currently the lead institutions for the Emergency Medicine component of the program, and have been supporting the development of Rwanda’s first emergency care training programs. At the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (UTH-K), a new residency program in Emergency Medicine will produce its first graduates in the summer of 2018.
In addition to the development of emergency care training programs in Rwanda, researchers at Brown University and Columbia University have a long history of collaboration with the University of Rwanda, UTH-K, and Rwanda Emergency Care Association (RECA) on the development of emergency care research capacity.
We seek a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity in Rwanda.
1. Live in Kigali, Rwanda for 10-12 months. (This is an unpaid fellowship, but travel costs, living expenses, and health insurance will be covered by the grant.)
2. Coordinate research projects for emergency medicine trainees and faculty.
3. Give weekly basic research and computer skills seminar to researchers, including basics of how to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others.
4. Assist researchers in study design and to utilize expert consultation at partnering institutions when needed.
5. Troubleshoot data collection and data entry issues when needed with researchers.
Degree: Bachelors or higher (medical or public health training viewed favorably)
Language: Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English. Some French or Swahili is helpful.
Research Successful applicants will have background in basic quantitative research methodology such as introductory coursework in research methods and/or practical experience.
Computer Successful applicants should have excellent general computer skills and be able to use and teach most basic functions of common applications as well as the ability to troubleshoot problems. Some familiarity with statistical and database software is helpful. Specific technical skills and coding experience is not expected.
Interpersonal Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, cultural competency, patience, and persistence.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from February 1 until April 1, 2018 for positions to begin in June 2018 (start date is flexible).
Please send the following application materials to HRHEmergencyMedicine@gmail.com
-Cover letter detailing your motivation for seeking the position and relevant experience
-1-2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global work)
-List of relevant coursework completed
Potentially qualified applicants will be contacted by email to schedule a phone interview.
Posted Jan 30, 2018
We are seeking outstanding candidates for a research technician position in the lab of Richard Sherwood (http://sherwoodlab.bwh.harvard.edu/) in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School to start in the summer of 2018. Our lab uses advanced CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and genomic screening techniques to understand how transcription factors dictate cell fate. Our eventual goal is to build computationally predictive models of cell differentiation that would enable us to turn stem cells into therapeutically relevant cell types including pancreatic beta cells and intestinal cell types. We have invented several high-throughput genome editing assays that we are now applying to this goal, and we collaborate closely with David Gifford’s computational lab at MIT to build computational algorithms that predict stem cell activity.
The research technician position would involve stem cell culture, genome editing, genomic analysis, and molecular biology. A strong biology background and prior lab experience are required but not necessarily in the techniques mentioned above. Previously trained technicians have co-authored journal articles and moved on to MD/PhD programs, so we are looking for someone who could commit 2 years to an exciting research position to prepare them for graduate/medical school. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BWH & HMS are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.
Posted Jan 12, 2018
A Research Assistant/Technician position is available in the Soukas lab in Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The Soukas lab, located in the ultramodern Simches Research Building within the Center for Genomic Medicine, studies the complex genetics of obesity and diabetes using vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, physiology, and metabolism. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with at least a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, biological or related sciences. Prior lab experience is required, and experience with mice and cell culture is also of tremendous value. The lab technician will be a full member of the lab, participating in research and in lab management and organizational tasks. The job will include independent scientific and organizational duties such as conducting an independent research project, keeping meticulous records, and presenting at lab meetings and scientific conferences. It is important that the candidate possess an eagerness to learn new scientific ideas and methods. For highly motivated individuals it is expected that they will contribute to the lab’s publications and will accordingly be credited with authorship on scientific manuscripts. Earliest start date is January 2018, and a two-year commitment is preferred.
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Job Code 403108 Research Assistant I Lab 44114BR
Duties & Responsibilities: We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a full-time research technician position in our laboratory. The research technician will work with scientists in the lab to develop molecular and genetic tools to study neurotransmission and neuromodulation in the mouse brain. Prior laboratory experience is preferred, as well as extremely strong organizational skills and an eagerness to learn. The position requires handling rodents on a regular basis, please consider allergies or aversion to working with and sacrificng mice prior to applying.
The technician’s primary responsibilities will include the following:
- Primary neuronal cell culture and mammalian cell culture, transfection, lentiviral production
- Stereotaxic surgeries for precise delivery of viral vectors into the mouse brain
- Molecular cloning, immunoprecipitation, western blotting
- Immunohistochemistry and imaging
- Maintenance of equipment and supplies for the laboratory
Basic Qualifications: At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).
Additional Qualifications: B.S. in Biology or Biochemistry or college background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. Experience with tissue culture, animal handling with knowledge of basic genetics. Previous experience handling mice. Proven molecular biology experience a plus. Strong communication, organization and record keeping skills. Must be a team player able to interact effectively with a large group and work independently with little supervision. As this position requires handling rodents on a regular basis, please consider allergies or aversion to working with and sacrificing mice prior to applying. A minimum two year commitment is required. Additional Information: Interested applicants must email a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. Please include the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please
Additional Information: Interested applicants must attach a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference with their application. This is a 12-month term position contingent on funding and work performance. Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
35 hrs/wk, Monday-Friday, 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers, Salary Grade 052
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Stanford University invites applications for the post of a Neuroscience Clinical Trials Research Assistant/Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a cutting edge research environment with world renown researchers in a variety of disciplines including Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Memory Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurosurgery, and others. The successful candidate may participate in all aspects of clinical trials research including: assembling and administering neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis. A minimum commitment of two years is required. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. There are 3 positions open with start dates Winter 2017 and Spring 2018. We expect 3 more to open in Summer/Fall 2018. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals in PDF format titled with YourName_CV.pdf to Emma Adair at email@example.com. Please include your preferred start date.
Qualifications: Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, public health, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience within neurology/neurosurgery/psychiatry/psychology is desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: consenting for research and recruiting difficult patient populations, medical terminology, neuropsychogical assessments and industry sponsored clinical trials. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with neurologically affected populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.
Contact: Emma Adair Ryan, Clinical Research Manager, Department of Neuroscience 213 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304-5978
Posted December 4, 2017
We work in the Division of Rheumatology at BIDMC in the Longwood Medical Area. We study autoimmune diseases (mainly Lupus), specifically molecular mechanisms underlying the role of T cells in disease - basic Immunology research with a translational focus - human/patients and animal research.
We are looking to identify a suitable candidate for a 1-2 year full-time research assistant position through Diversity Supplement funding on an NIH grant. (FOA https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-288.html). For this opportunity, candidates can be either post-baccalaureate recent grads or college seniors graduating May 2018. Must be US citizens/ US Permanent residents and must belong to underrepresented minority groups. This would be ideal for someone who plans to apply to medical school and wants to conduct clinically relevant research for 1-2 years. Once a suitable candidate is identified, we would apply for the funding for this position. Research experience is strongly preferred.
Contact: Vaishali Moulton MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
3 Blackfan Circle, CLS-948, Boston, MA 02115, 617-735-4186, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation at Radiology Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital, directed by Dr. Synho Do, PhD, is seeking a Research Associate for multiple projects related to machine learning-based medical image analysis. The position will support the technical research activities for the team. Our group focuses on developing innovative system and tools to analyze medical images to improve patient care from diagnosis to treatment. Specifically, we apply machine learning to create automatic diagnostic systems with high accuracy and quality by closely collaborating with physicians, software engineers, data scientists, and other researchers in the field. We are looking to expand our scope of research, and you will join a collaborative team of diverse background and expertise in a vibrant and dynamic environment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Assist team members to solve engineering and machine learning problems and produce high-quality code
● Work closely with the team to maintain, design, develop, test, and deploy machine learning applications
● Choose and use the right programming languages and frameworks for each task ● Develop abilities and understanding of application of machine learning in the field of healthcare
● Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
● Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
● Experience with one or more Deep Learning Frameworks (Caffe, Tensorflow etc.)
● Experience with UNIX-like OS
● Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.
● Knowledge of basic statistics, machine learning and data analytics techniques
● Experience working with two or more from the following: machine learning, image processing, Front-end, Back-end Web development and/or developing commercial software systems.
● Interest and ability to optimize workflow of development and/or research.
If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and Cover Letter to Dr. Sehyo Yune, MD, MPH, MBA: email@example.com
Posted September 7, 2017
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. 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. 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:
Please email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Shawn Demehri: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted September 6, 2017
Research Assistant, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, UCLA
The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging in the Semel Institute at UCLA, directed by Professor Edythe London, has an opening for a research assistant at 80% effort to aid investigators studying effects of hormones on the brain with functional neuroimaging technologies (MRI and PET). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting participants; collecting, entering, and managing data; and
maintaining regulatory documents for two ongoing research studies: one investigating the relationship between estrogen, dopamine receptors, and behavior, and another investigating effects of oral contraceptives on behavior and brain structure and function. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining study supplies and managing volunteer research staff.
This position will provide training and experience for an applicant pursuing a career in neuroscience or medicine, especially those planning to apply to graduate or medical school.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience in human subjects research
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Outstanding critical thinking skills
- Undergraduate-level knowledge of basic neuroscience (i.e., have taken at least an introductory neuroscience course)
Posted August 3, 2017
Research Technician, Molecular Genetics of Sleep Regulation, NYU School of Medicine
The Stavropoulos laboratory at NYU Neuroscience Institute is seeking a full-time research technician to perform research on the molecular mechanisms that regulate sleep. Our studies use the fruit fly Drosophila to characterize genes and neuronal circuits underlying sleep-wake cycles. Bachelor's degree in science and previous laboratory experience are required.
Emphasis in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or neuroscience is helpful. Candidates should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about research, and able to work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic environment. This represents an ideal opportunity for those seeking training for careers in scientific research and medicine. We are interested exclusively in applicants able to make a two-year commitment.
Applicants should send a CV, transcript, and a list references to Nicholas Stavropoulos: email@example.com.
Posted July 31, 2017
Research Assistant, Dr. Melissa Leger-Abraham’s laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology (MBIB), Harvard Medical School
We seek a full-time laboratory technician at the level of a Research Assistant 1 to support a project on genome editing/structural biology of translation initiation factors in the human parasite Leishmania. The project involves methods in biochemistry, parasitology, molecular biology, and structural biology.
Duties and Responsibilities: Molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, Large-scale protein expression in E. coli and insect cells, Protein purification, Crystallization trials of protein complexes
Required education, lab experience, and skills: The candidate must have a BA or BS in the biological sciences. We will provide extensive mentoring and training. The position is available from September 2017 until June 2018, inclusively, with a possibility of yearly contract renewal depending on funding availability. The position is ideal for a recent graduate planning to work in research before entering graduate or professional school. Attention to detail, high motivation, and effective communication skills are essential.
Send a cover letter and CV to: Dr. Melissa Leger-Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted July 26, 2017
Research Assistant, Dr. Jorge Plutzky Laboratory, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
We have an excellent full-time available opening for a bright, talented, hardworking person to work in my laboratory as a college graduate, interested in subsequent medical or graduate school. Our laboratory does cutting edge research regarding transcriptional mechanisms underlying complex phenotypes that intersect obesity, diabetes and vascular disease. The science is exciting, broad (from cells to mice to human samples), clinically relevant, with strong collaborators, typically appears in the highest level journals, involves a very collegial group and a proven record of mentorship, all at an excellent location in the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle and associated hospitals, and based in a modern, state of the art facility. We are especially proud of how well our prior undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows have done in their subsequent careers and the chance we had to help advance their futures.
I can be contacted at email@example.com or 857-307-1989 for any questions or to discuss the position further.
Posted June 14, 2017
Research Assistant II, Dr. Steve McCarroll laboratory, Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School
Description: Our lab studies human genome variation and its influence on neurons and disease. We are particularly interested in understanding how genome variation influences gene expression and neural circuits. We work at the interface between human/mouse genetics and neurobiology, using molecular biology to understand fundamental questions of brain function.
We are seeking an experienced laboratory technician who can help us to meet ambitious research goals.
The successful candidate for this position will work with scientists in the lab to help develop and deploy new molecular techniques for analyzing the cellular composition and synaptic organization of the mouse brain. This person will maintain a colony of transgenic mice and study these mice with approaches such as: recombinant viral engineering/packaging; stereotactic transcranial injection; histology; next-generation genome sequencing; quantitative and digital PCR; extraction and quantitative analysis of DNA and RNA; molecular cloning. This candidate may also present research findings; help to train others on new techniques base; and perform other related laboratory tasks in support of the broad functioning and success of the laboratory.
Basic Qualifications: College background with at least one year of diverse lab experience. Demonstrated abilities in lab techniques. Bachelor’s degree preferred, Biology or Chemistry major. Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and principles of molecular biology. Familiarity with Viral Packaging, Stereotactic Injection, Molecular Genetics and Mice. Excellent written, documentation and oral communication skills. Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and ideally Linux. Extremely strong organizational skills
Additional Information: This is a grant-funded 2 year position through June 1, 2019 with the possibility of renewal.
Apply online: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=42103BR
Posted May 23, 2017
Technician position in the Soukas lab, MGH/HMS, Boston, MA
A Research Assistant/Technician position is available in the Soukas lab in Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The Soukas lab, located in the ultramodern Simches Research Building within the Center for Genomic Medicine, studies the complex genetics of obesity and diabetes using vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, physiology, and metabolism.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with at least a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, biological or related sciences. Prior lab experience is required, and experience with mice and cell culture is also of tremendous value. The lab technician will be a full member of the lab, participating in research and in lab management and organizational tasks. The job will include independent scientific and organizational duties such as conducting an independent research project, keeping meticulous records, and presenting at lab meetings and at local scientific conferences. It is important that the candidate possess an eagerness to learn new scientific ideas and methods. For highly motivated individuals it is expected that they will contribute to the lab’s publications and will accordingly be credited with authorship on scientific manuscripts.
Earliest start date is June 2017, and a two-year commitment is preferred. Interested applicants should submit CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 22, 2017
Research Technician, Dr. Bragg Lab, MGH
The Collaborative Center for X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism (XDP) at Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a research technician to work in the laboratory of Dr. Cristopher Bragg. XDP is a progressive neurodegenerative disease endemic to the Philippines. The incumbent of this position will perform experiments directed broadly towards understanding and treating XDP, with an emphasis on culture and differentiation of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. This individual will primarily be responsible for propagating iPSCs under feeder-free conditions, differentiating lines towards specific neuronal lineages, characterizing neural derivative cells, and assistance with genome editing and functional assays. Preference given to candidates with experience in mammalian tissue culture methods and/or stem cell biology.
Research Assistant I, Schier Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Alex Schier http://www.schierlab.fas.harvard.edu/
We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Schier Laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology to support research projects related to genome engineering, behavioral assays, and identification and characterization of zebrafish mutants. Using a zebrafish model system, the Schier Lab aims to understand 1) vertebrate embryogenesis - how signals, non-coding RNAs, and chromatin influence the fate and movement of cells and 2) behavior - how neuropeptides and neural circuits regulate locomotion, sleep, and learning. The successful incumbent will perform laboratory experiments utilizing cutting-edge genome engineering techniques, behavioral assays, and other genetic and imaging approaches. Responsibilities include collecting and compiling research data, including the generation, identification and characterization of zebrafish mutants; organizing and summarizing research data; reporting experimental results utilizing a variety of software applications and platforms; and related laboratory maintenance. May assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols and instruct others in basic laboratory techniques.
Skills required: Experience working with Zebrafish strongly preferred. Knowledge of biology or biological sciences is required.
This is a paid, full time – 35 hrs per week, eligible to benefits.
Submit your application online through https://sjobs.brassring.com, Job code 42346BR
Posted May 17, 2017
Research Assistant, Dr. George Church, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
We are looking for a qualified and motivated research assistant to work on an exciting project funded by IARPA. This biosecurity-related project aims to develop a high-throughput pipeline to test the pathogenicity of unknown DNA sequences. Please refer to the IAPRA website (https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/fun-gcat/fun-gcat-baa) for more information about the project. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. Basic knowledge and prior lab experience on molecular biology is required. The position is a full-time paid position, for a minimum of one year. Candidates who can be dedicated for two or more years are preferred. The research assistant will receive mentorship from a senior graduate student.
Applicants should send a CV, and names and contact information for two references to email@example.com.
Posted May 16, 2017
Research Assistant, Dr. Elda Arrigoni, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
We are looking for a qualified, motivated and accountable Research Assistant to perform a variety of biochemical and whole-animal (mouse) procedures. This is a research-supported position in the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, in the laboratory of Dr. Elda Arrigoni. Our research group is focused on the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. In particular, we are interested in the effects of neuromodulators and sleep factors on neurons and neuronal circuitry involved in maintaining behavioral states. The candidate will work full time in an electrophysiology and neuroscience laboratory and will be involved in the day-to-day operation and handing of sensitive equipment. The ideal candidate should have strong work ethics and be willing and able to work both independently as part of a team. The position requires a high degree of interaction with laboratory and facility personnel and the candidate will require strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Applicants should send a CV, statement of background and interests, and the names of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: One opening and the position is available now.
The salary is commensurate with experience and in accordance with NIH guidelines.
- BS/MS degree in biochemistry/cell biology or related fields. Knowledge in neurobiology is advantageous.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the lab.
- Ability to work with other members of the lab and the community.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED:
- Routine biochemical laboratory techniques.
- Mouse genotyping and management of the mouse colony.
- Small animal surgical procedures.
- Rodent behavioral studies including EEG recordings.
- Organize and store all chemicals substances according to safety instructions, maintain equipment, and assist in ordering laboratory supplies.
- Record all data and results in specified form (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.
SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED:
- Brain tissue sectioning (vibratome/cryostat) and mounting
- Immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence studies
- Confocal microscopy
- Animal surgery including stereotaxic brain injections, transcardial perfusion, intracerebral injections
Posted May 1, 2017
Research Assistant, Kadoch Laboratory, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Kadoch Laboratory in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly qualified post-graduate student (student graduating with BA/BS this Spring/Summer 2017) to join our team focused on cancer biology, epigenetics, and chromatin regulation. Our lab is uniquely centered at the intersection between biochemistry and functional studies of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. The lab is a newer HMS lab, having started ~3 years ago, and has an exciting and diverse set of projects underway. Dr. Kadoch also holds an Institute Member position at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, with several active Broad-based collaborations. Relevant papers are Kadoch and Crabtree, Cell 2013 and Kadoch et al, Nature Genetics 2013, and Kadoch et al. Nature Genetics 2016. This is a unique opportunity with significant potential for the student to work closely with the PI and carry forward independent projects resulting in presentations and publications. The successful applicant will have advanced experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics through undergraduate coursework and prior lab research experience. Experience in bioinformatics analyses are highly valued, but not required. The position is a full-time position, for a minimum of 2 years. Please contact Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D. at email@example.com for more information. Lab website: www.kadochlab.org
Posted April 18, 2017