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Research Associate

The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly skilled scientist to join the Cellular Dynamics and Neurodegeneration Initiative. The Research Associate will work with a team of scientists who are seeking to build an integrative platform for understanding cell biological processes that are implicated in disease.

The job responsibility will include but not limited to: mammalian cell culture, PCR, molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequence analysis, Western blot, flow cytometry, chemical transfection and electroporation of cultured cells.  You will also be expected to analyze and present your data to the manager and colleagues.  

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor‘s degree and above in biology or the biomedical sciences. Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology is essential. Experience with human pluripotent stem cell maintenance and differentiation is preferred. Experience with protein purification or karyotyping is a plus. You must be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, pay attention to detail, and be highly organized.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity to work with the vibrant community of cell biologists at Harvard Medical School, please email a cover letter and CV to cellbiologyhms@gmail.com. In addition, please have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to cellbiologyhms@gmail.com.


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


Advanced Microscopy & Core Facility Management Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship

The Nikon Imaging Center at Harvard Medical School (NIC@HMS) is seeking candidates for a 2-3 year (renewable annually) post-doctoral training fellowship in advanced optical microscopy techniques and core facility management.

Optical microscopy has become central to progress in many areas of science. At the same time, the complexity of instruments and quantitative imaging experiments has dramatically increased, with many requiring extensive expertise to operate. Microscopy facilities managed by PhD-level scientists who advise and train researchers on imaging experimental design, the best instruments to use for their experiments, and proper use of instruments have become essential sources of expertise in many research institutions, and core facility management has become a stimulating career path for scientists with experience in advanced quantitative microscopy techniques and an interest in facilitating science broadly.

The NIC@HMS Fellow will learn advanced quantitative microscopy techniques including confocal, TIRF, FRET, FRAP, photo-activation, single-molecule imaging, light sheet and super-resolution microscopy, and key skills needed to manage a large, heavily-used core facility. The Fellow will learn to train core facility users to select and apply the appropriate techniques, using a wide range of biological specimens and experimental approaches. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to identify additional responsibilities that match her/his interests, such as: organizing and teaching microscopy courses in the NIC@HMS Educational Program; organizing microscopy discussion groups/journal clubs; troubleshooting equipment problems; developing protocols for testing equipment performance; designing and/or implementing novel or custom imaging techniques.

We are seeking candidates with optical microscopy experience, a PhD in biology, physics, or a related discipline, and interest in a career in optical microscopy. For more information and to apply, please visit microfellows.hms.harvard.edu.