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Imaging specialist opening in the Kirchhausen lab

The Kirchhausen Lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Imaging Specialist to start November 2018 or earlier. The ideal candidate would have a Master's or a PhD degree in Physics, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Cell Biology or related field and possesses appropriate optics and/or microscopy experience. Imaging experience in live and/or single molecule visualization and proven abilities to maintain microscopes and build associated instruments is a plus.

This position requires the candidate to operate and maintain a next-generation Adaptive optics Lattice light sheet microscope (training will be provided). S/He will work with students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty doing research that requires generation of 'high end', 3D light microscopy imaging data. Experience in a programming language is a plus (MATLAB, Python or C/C++). The goal is to enable researchers primarily working on cell biology to make use of advanced imaging technologies in their projects.

Our research program integrates results from molecular biology, structural biology, contemporary cell biology, single-molecule biophysics, live-cell imaging, and chemical genetics to describe complex cellular processes at remarkably high spatial and temporal resolution and achieve single-molecule biochemistry in living cells and tissues.

Please direct anybody interested in this position to my attention.


Tom Kirchhausen


Research Program Manager

The Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) and Cell Biology are seeking to hire a Research Program Manager. The Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Research Program Manager (CAMBR-PM) will be a PhD-level scientist with experience in scientific communication and research management. The successful candidate will report jointly to the Chairs of the Departments of BCMP and Cell Biology, and will work closely with the Directors of Research Administration in these departments to develop and manage various research programs for the West Quad. This individual will also work with faculty in the greater Harvard molecular biosciences community to develop new collaborative research programs across Harvard University. The position also includes working with members of the Office of Resource Development to raise revenue from philanthropic sources to support cellular and molecular biosciences research at Harvard.

The Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Research Program Manager will have three primary duties.

1. Will identify potential cross-quad collaborative opportunities for faculty such as NIH Program Project Grants. Will bring together relevant quadrangle faculty to develop a strategy for proposals and will aid in writing and editing of proposals, including developing budgets. This individual will work with departmental finance teams to submit proposals.

2. Will work with the Office of Resource Development to prepare proposals and reports for philanthropic donors. This individual will work with faculty to develop and draft white paper proposals.

3. Will manage Cell Biology and BCMP fellowship programs, from creation and distribution of the Request for Applications, to collecting proposals, responding to program inquiries, organizing review committees, and sending acceptance and rejection letters to applicants. This individual will work with the relevant department finance team to record applicants and manage awards. This individual will also carry out other duties as required to fulfill the overall goals and responsibilities of the position.

Basic Qualifications:

PhD in cellular, molecular, or structural biology, or in a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people. Must be very well organized and able to plan, design and follow through on tasks, projects and programs that fall within the responsibilities of the position.

Additional qualifications:

Preferred two-plus years of administrative experience including budget development.

Harvard Medical School 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If interested, apply for the position at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8274.