Research Technician Needed at MIT

Hojun Li is a physician-scientist in Pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who additionally started his own independent laboratory at MIT this year studying pediatric blood disorders and cancer. He is looking to hire a research technician to join his lab this summer, and is looking to mentor a recent college graduate who would like to eventually go to graduate school. Applicants should be looking to strengthen their resume for graduate school applications by performing at least 2 years of cutting edge, clinically relevant research, and perhaps take advantage of the chance to take an additional class or two at MIT. The candidate would receive close one-on-one mentorship given the smaller size of the nascent lab.

Seniors in the Biology Department that will be graduating this spring and would potentially be interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply. Prior lab experience is a plus, but certainly not required to be considered. Please email Hojun Li at hojunli@mit.edu if interested.


Two Positions Opening For Research Assistants In Immunometabolism

June/July 2020 Start; Two-year positions with possibility of renewal

The Hotamışlıgil Lab at the Sabri Ülker Center studies innate adaptive pathways involved in metabolic health and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma. For the past 25 years, our lab has made important contributions to the burgeoning field of “immunometabolism”, studying the interactions between metabolic and immune responses as critical drivers of numerous chronic diseases. In the last decade, we have approached immunometabolism in these two paths: organelle homeostasis and lipid metabolism. Using biochemical, genetic, and physiological studies, we aim to find novel pathways and preventive, therapeutic solutions to today’s greatest threats to global human health. The environment in our laboratory is collegial, supportive and diverse. One of the greatest powers of science is its ability to unite people, where representatives from every nation, culture, ethnicity, religion, and lifestyle  can work together for a common purpose. This is most evident in the Sabri Ülker Center, where we come together to tackle challenging questions and dream to make a positive impact on human life. Our laboratory can be found at https://www.gsh.sph.harvard.edu.

We are looking for two Research Assistants (RA) who are enthusiastic and excited about the work we do in our lab, and who want to make a strong scientific contribution to our research. These RA’s will work with genetically engineered mouse models and perform a wide variety of physiology experiments, including studies implementing advanced physiological instrumentation and surgeries. It is an opportunity to learn advanced techniques in molecular biology, protein and RNA purification and analysis, mammalian tissue culture, biochemical assays, immunostaining and microscopy. RA’s will follow up experiments by organizing, processing and reporting data. RA’s are expected to be fully engaged in the intellectual activities of the lab and actively participate in lab meetings and discussions.

One RA will work primarily with our Director of Animal Studies. Experience in performing animal studies preferred. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing mouse metabolic physiology experiments.
  • Maintaining mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping.
  • Processing mouse blood and tissue samples for protein and RNA analysis.
  • Maintaining cell cultures and performing cell culture experiments.
  • Assisting lab members with mouse physiology experiments.

One RA will work on a project studying the role of protein degradation in health and disease using multiple techniques both in-vivo and in primary cellular models. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Generation and maintenance of several strains of mice and appropriately matched controls.
  • Analysis of these animal models including highly sophisticated experimentation, reconstitution, primary cell preparations, biochemical and molecular analysis and physiological phenotype analysis.
  • Maintaining cell cultures and performing cell culture experiments.

Requirements: BS in biological sciences. One year of related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience). Experience in basic molecular and cellular biology techniques. High level of initiative and motivation; ability to work independently and with a team. Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills. Strong organizational skills and experience in handling sensitive and confidential information.

Compensation: Competitive salary [Harvard Grade 52: minimum $44,373 – maximum $68,723]. Excellent benefits. Annual paid time off includes 15 days of vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days; 11.5 paid holidays plus a Winter Recess during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to sabriulkercenter@hsph.harvard.edu


Clinical Research Coordinator Position at the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory

The pioneering efforts of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) have positively impacted the quality of life of millions of patients through innovation and evidence-based medicine since its inception in 1969. The mission of the laboratory is to improve patient outcomes through materials science and clinical research with an emphasis on total hip and knee replacement surgery. The HOL is part of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

A full-time Clinical Study Coordinator I position will be available starting in June 2020. The Clinical Research Coordinator will primarily work with and develop a sophisticated data registry system to capture all arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma surgeries across all Partners’ Healthcare-affiliated hospitals. Partners Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.

There will be opportunities for mentorship by orthopaedic surgeons, shadowing in the operating room and clinic, as well as authorship. Research coordinators may also have several opportunities to present their findings at national and international conferences. All previous research coordinators have gone on to attend medical school or to pursue a graduate degree related to medical research.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Developing and implementing code to join patient data located throughout various different tables
  • Developing and updating arthroplasty, trauma, and spine data registries
  • Monitoring quality of study data and generating study progress reports
  • Contributing to study design and development
  • Conducting statistical analyses
  • Assisting in the preparation of research documents, presentations, manuscripts, and journal articles

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (pre-med track) with strong academic performance (minimum 3.5 GPA is preferred). The ideal candidate will also have had prior research and/or clinical experience. Completion of undergraduate coursework in computer science (preferably Python and/or SQL) are required. Preference will be given to a candidate planning to matriculate at medical school in 2022.

Robust written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills are all expected. Independence, self-motivation, and a willingness to learn new skills are also vital for succeeding in this position.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and your unofficial transcript to Austin Collins at akcollins@mgh.harvards.edu by February 29, 2020. We will start reviewing the applications as we receive them. Earlier applicants will receive priority.


K-12 Teaching Opportunities with CS&A

The start of spring means that recruiting season is in full swing at independent and college-prep K-12 schools around the country. Carney, Sandoe & Associates is busy actively looking for current seniors who may be interested in teaching next year.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in college-prep, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot, merit) schools across the nation and internationally. These schools are exciting, vibrant communities that provide recent college graduates an excellent opportunity to work in a setting that is collaborative and unique.

We are looking for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the subject they would like to teach (English, history, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, Spanish, music, etc.). Each year, we help match job seekers with positions in all primary and secondary subjects. Teaching certification is not required, and our personal and professional services are completely free for job seekers.

If you are interested in teaching next year, now is a great time for them to apply to work with us. Our application can be found on our website.


Part Time Fisheries Heritage Technician Needed

Integrated Statistics is looking for an outreach technician to assist the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in support of the Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum. The Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum, founded in 2014, is dedicated to recording and preserving the rich history and traditions of Atlantic salmon angling in Maine and to promoting the conservation of Maine salmon rivers.

The technician will research and develop content for one or two temporary, portable exhibits, to be displayed in various local libraries, museums, historical societies, and visitor centers, and also to be presented online.  The technician will be based either at the University of Maine or at the NOAA Fisheries Maine Field Station.

The position will be part-time (20 hours/wk) with an expected duration of 6 months. The rate of pay will be $20-22, depending on qualifications and experience. Apply Here.


Teach at KIPP Delta Public Schools

KIPP Delta Public Schools, serving three communities located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta, is seeking highly motivated professionals to teach in our schools for the 2016 – 2017 school year.  We are seeking people who are committed to doing whatever it takes to see our KIPPsters to and through college.  We commit to training and supporting interested individuals regardless of previous experience or training as educators.

For more information about career opportunities at KIPP Delta Public Schools, please visit our websitewww.kippdelta.org or email careers@kippdelta.org.

Watch these videos:

To learn more about KIPP

To learn about teaching at KIPP

To learn about KIPP Delta’s advocacy for equitable charter school funding

To learn more about KIPP Delta’s expansion plans in the Delta


Research Associate Position at the Broad Institute

A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I position focused on drug discovery is available at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This position is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic team consisting of experts in biochemistry, computational biology, and clinical medicine focused on therapeutically targeting cellular metabolism to treat a broad range of diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated research associate who will assist with the development and execution of high-throughput genetic and chemical screens using the most cutting- edge technologies.

Click here to view the flyer.


National Park Service Biological Science Technician

Incumbents will sample permanent forest monitoring plots collecting data on forest health, structure and composition, regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics.  The crew will work in 16 park sites from Virginia to Maine. The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins.  Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, equipment maintenance and repair, preparing soil samples for processing, and data entry. This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, and work in all weather conditions.

For more information and to apply, please view the announcement here.

Questions about the position can be directed to Kate Miller (kathryn_miller@nps.gov)


Medical Records Company – Epic

If you’d like a career that is both challenging and meaningful, consider Epic, a worldwide leader in electronic health records.  We create and implement integrated software products for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the US, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford and Yale, and we are expanding overseas.  Currently, 54% of Americans are taken care of by physicians who use Epic software.

We are now hiring for several technical teams, including Technical Services and Software Development, as well as project management roles.

Click here to view the Epic Job Descriptions for available positions.


Semester By The Sea At Stony Brook Southampton

Interested in Marine Science or Maritime Culture? Looking for field experiences on, in, and by the water? Want to participate in hands on research with marine organisms and habitats? Would you like to strengthen your marine science background before applying to graduate school?

We invite you to spend a semester with us immersed in Marine Studies at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island.  Open to upper level undergraduates, as well as recent graduates, the Semester by the Sea is an affordable program that allows students to live and learn at our oceanfront campus and in our new state-of-the art Marine Station.  Students plan their semester from the course list below, and many participate in research and internships.

For more information, visit the program website: stonybrook.edu/sea and check out the flyer here.


K-12 Biology Teaching Jobs in the South

Southern Teachers Agency helps private & independent schools in 16 states find the best possible teachers. These jobs range from elementary science specialist positions through AP Biology.  While the training provided in teacher-education programs is valuable, many of these schools will consider candidates with a major—or even a minor— in biology, biochemistry, etc., including those who have not gone through a certification program.

Click here for a complete list of our schools. Also visit their website here.


Prudential Entry Level and Internship Positions

Prudential is currently recruiting for several intern and entry level positions  (job descriptions attached below).  Last year Prudential hired 4 Colby graduates for full time positions (history, bio, and econ majors) and 3 Colby students as interns.

(1) Investment Risk Quant Analysis Analyst version job description (2) Investment Risk Policy Analyst job description (3) 2014 RMDP Job Description 10-10-14 (4) 2014 ERM Summer Intern Job Description 9-18-14


Match Education Fellowship for Seniors

Consider committing a year to the Match Corps, a one-year urban education service fellowship after you graduate. Corps members serve full-time in one of our charter schools in Boston, tutoring and mentoring a small caseload of students.

Please visit http://www.matcheducation.org/, or e-mail recruiting@matcheducation.org if you want to be notified when the application becomes available.


Fund for the Public Interest Citizen Outreach Director

This nonprofit organization is seeking individuals to run their grassroots campaign offices. They need smart, hard-working students who will work well in a team and are eager to work for change after graduation. Citizen Outreach Directors will be working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.

Please visit http://www.fundforthepublicinterest.org/cd-apply.html for more information. You many also contact the Recruitment Director, Peggy Mansperger, at pmansperger@fundstaff.org


Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine

We are pleased to invite you to attend public presentations by three finalists for the position of Director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine this Thursday. Friday, and next Monday. The search drew a large number of highly qualified candidates, and we are looking forward to welcoming these exceptional individuals to campus.

Each candidate will present his or her “Vision for Maine Sea Grant”, followed by audience questions and discussions.

 

Finalist bios, CVs, presentation dates and locations can be found here.

Understanding that some of you will not be available to attend the live presentation, we will provide recordings of each presentation on request. Please submit your name and email address at this link, if you would like to receive the presentation recordings and our feedback form following the live interviews.

We value your input in this important process, and we are grateful for all the ways in which you support Maine Sea Grant’s activities throughout the state.

For more information, please visit the Program website page.


Standing Up to Powerful Interests Campus Organizer

Our Campus Organizers are headed to 40 college campuses across the country, where they will recruit, train and work alongside thousands of student activists.

For more information, see the flyer here, or visit the website here.