Job Title: Microbiome Project Technician
Employer: Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- Undergraduate degree in a biomedical or quantitative science
- ≥1 year of work experience in a basic science research laboratory via undergraduate or post-graduate work
- Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Familiar with research methods, including the basics of experimental design and incorporation of controls
- Excellent computer skills with word processing, presentation and spreadsheet programs
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
Description: The Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center supports basic-science, pre- clinical and human studies defining how our colonizing microbes affect health and disease. The project technical position supports the research programs in the MHMC. Active Center projects are investigating functions of microbial metabolism in modulating immune responses related to human food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and resistance to infectious agents.
The candidate will manage projects with gnotobiotic (germfree) animals and obligate anaerobes, including microbiological and molecular assessments of gut microbial communities. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques in anaerobic microbiology, bacterial genetics, high- throughput ‘omic analyses and gnotobiotic colonization models to validate findings from human clinical trials and develop novel therapeutics.
Successful candidates must have good organizational, quantitative, and communication skills, capacity to work effectively within a team environment, and on projects with defined timelines. The position offers the opportunity to work with internationally-renown scientists and to develop skills in experimental design, analysis, and taking findings forward to publication and clinical application.
Application and Further Information: To apply, please submit the following to Dr. Lynn Bry, lbry @ bwh.harvard.edu:
- A cover letter responsive to this posting describing your training, skills relevant to the position, and long-term career goals
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Undergraduate transcript for applicants within two years of graduation
- Recent graduates must have taken chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, and either microbiology, genetics
- or biochemistry, and maintained at least a 3.2 GPA in your major courses
Expiration Date: n/a (start date March - June 2021)