Employment:

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA - Research Technician and Laboratory Manager.  We seek a highly motivated and organized individual to join our efforts to develop novel therapies for treatment‐resistant leukemias of childhood. Our approach combines functional genetics, biochemistry and drug screens in the zebrafish model system and in human cancer cells.  The selected candidate will work directly on experimental research projects (85% effort), and will also spend 15% effort on lab management duties including maintenance of zebrafish or mouse lines, purchase ordering, and preparation of general lab supplies such as bacterial plates and stock solutions. A highly motivated and productive technician may get the opportunity to lead an independent research project within the lab.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or chemistry. The candidate must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in scientific research would be an asset. Experience with genetically engineered animal models is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern zebrafish genetics is essential, including cell culture, microinjection of zebrafish embryos, phenotypic screening, and tumor cell sorting/analysis.

40 hour/week full‐time position with flexible hours and competitive salary/fringe benefits.  Anticipated start date is June 2017. A 2‐year minimum commitment is required. A great transition opportunity for a graduating undergraduate student interested in pursuing a graduate or medical education after 2 years. Most previous Gutierrez technicians have been co‐authors on scientific publications and are now in medical or graduate school.

Please send inquiries and resume to laboratory principal investigator - Alejandro Gutierrez, MD - alejandro.gutierrez@childrens.harvard.edu     College transcripts and 3 letters of reference will be needed upon request.   Lab Website: http://gutierrezlab.com (posted 3/2/17)

Internships:

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is a  year-round workforce development program which focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns.  We accept applications from eligible students via our website year-round. The application period for this summer is now open and there is no deadline!  Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past year.
  • 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their freshman year the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program or have received their Master's Degree within the past year. Ph.D. and M.D. candidates are not eligible.

For further details regarding this program, please visit our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/internship  If you have questions, please email internship@masslifesciences.com

Backyard Brains - Do you have an interest in neuroscience? Do you like squids or dragonflies? Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering? Want to develop your own experiments and publish your results? Learn to communicate with the public? Maybe even all of the above? Then you’re in luck!  The Backyard Brains Summer Research Internship is an intensive 10 week paid program for undergraduates to participate in hands-on neuroscience research and experiment design with award-winning neuroscientists. This is the 4th year of running our prestigious summer program and this year it will run from May 23, 2017 to Aug 5, 2017 in Downtown Ann Arbor, MI. All applications must be received by noon eastern time on March 13, 2017 to be eligible. We will be notifying applicants status by March 21, 2017.  Apply Now.