Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Research Assistant

at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted: 3/8/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 383

Job Description



We are looking for an energetic and highly organized research assistant interested in human genetics and cortical development.  The position will involve assisting postdoctoral fellows and graduate students on molecular aspects of human genetics and related research.  As a NIH and HHMI funded lab at Children’s Hospital Boston, our research is focused on the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms governing development of the human cerebral cortex.  We use human genetics and animal models in conjunction with the latest molecular tools in our investigation of neuronal development.  




Potential candidates should have a Bachelors degree in Biology or related field, experience in working in a molecular biology lab, good problem solving skills, excellent organizational skills, and enjoy working as part of a team.  We are looking for candidates who are able to make a 2 year commitment to the position.


As a member of the research staff your duties and responsibilities would include:  

·Working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other staff members on research projects

·Using and understanding a wide variety of molecular protocols including DNA sequencing, rtPCR, microsatellite analysis, and others

·Data analysis

·Extract DNA, RNA, and proteins from blood and tissue samples

·Maintain equipment

·Perform general lab maintenance



HHMI is an EOE


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