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Open positions

  • Laboratory Technician - Danial Lab

    A technician position is available in the laboratory of Nika Danial, PhD, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. 


    This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research of varying complexity. Duties include basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques and working with laboratory mice. Basic procedures include but are not limited to pipetting; cell and tissue culture, handling of small laboratory animals, etc. There will be continuous learning opportunities and the position will be a good stepping stone for those interested in biomedical research.


    • Assisting postdocs and students with cell based assays, which will involve maintenance of cell lines, isolation of primary cells from mouse tissue, and flow cytometry.
    • Assisting with biochemical techniques such as protein purification and quantification, enzyme assays and metabolite measurements.
    • Assisting with molecular biology techniques such as plasmid purification and bacterial transformation.
    • Maintenance of Danial Lab animal (laboratory mouse) colony, including weaning, tail biopsies, DNA preparation and genotyping by PCR.
    • Maintenance of Danial lab animal protocols.
    • Placing orders for the purchase of lab consumables.


    • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with scientific specialty is required.  
    • Must be willing to work with laboratory mice.
    • Previous experience working in a medical or scientific research setting is preferred. 
    • Must be self-motivated and an independent worker with excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
    • At least two years of commitment is required.


    Please email CV to

  • Assistant Professor in Cell Biology position at Boston Children's Hospital (tenure-track)

    The Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Department of Cell Biology at the Blavatnik Institute of Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applicants with a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree and a record of outstanding research productivity.

    PCCM offers a vibrant research community, with many opportunities for interactions within the broader Harvard and Longwood Medical Area community. Successful candidates will direct independent research programs at PCMM and participate in our teaching mission. This appointment provides a highly competitive start-up package and access to cutting-edge facilities.

    PCCM is seeking innovative scientists with expertise and interests to complement and enhance our broad efforts in cell biology, cancer, immunology, inflammation, infectious diseases, and vascular biology. We welcome individuals who bring complementary approaches from other disciplines including bioengineering, computational and structural biology, and physical sciences.

    To apply please provide a cover letter addressed to Prof. Tom Kirchhausen, Chair, Search Committee, together with curriculum vitae, reprints of key publications, three reference letters, and a two-page statement of research interests including previous contributions and future research plans to:

    Tom Kirchhausen, Chair, PCMM-CB Search Committee

    We encourage you to apply by April 16, 2021. All references must be submitted by April 23, 2021. Applications received after this deadline may or may not be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may not be reviewed if incomplete.

    For questions or support with submitting your application, please contact:

    Dr. James Falvo
    Scientific Administrative Director/Research Operations Manager
    Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
    Boston Children’s Hospital

    We are 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fellow

    The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will work with a team of scientists who study the role of metabolism in cancer, obesity, aging, and immune function. 

    The job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Leading the development and optimization of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry methods to identify small molecule metabolites
    • Work with lab members and collaborators to help design effective experiments, assist with metabolite extractions, analyze samples, and interpret and communicate results 
    • Monitor instrument performance and diagnose performance issues, and store associated data
    • Maintain mass spectrometry instrumentation and the associated analytical software 
    • Implement new methods and approaches within our analytical pipeline as necessary

    Job requirements:

    • PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related fields 
    • Direct hands-on experience with sample preparation and analysis to detect small molecule metabolites from complex biological matrices 
    • Experience with chromatography and MS method development, strong familiarity and aptitude with LC and MS instrumentation, and experience in mass spectrometry data analysis and software 
    • Knowledge of bioanalytical principles, separation science, mass spectrometry and small molecule characterization
    • Strong computer skills and experience with software-driven metabolite profiling (Thermo Scientific TraceFinder, Compound Discoverer, Agilent MassHunter)
    • Candidate must be highly organized with excellent time management skills, the ability to multi-task, effectively manage changing priorities and remain calm under pressure
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with internal and external MS users in a collaborative, international multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Highly detail oriented with a critical eye for optimizing workflows 

    If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity to work with the vibrant community of Cell Biologists at Harvard Medical School, please email us a cover letter and CV including the names and contact information for three references. 

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    We are 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.