Note from Margo Seybolt ’11:
Not sure if you are planning on sending out any more newsletters this year, but I thought it might be worth letting you know that the job I am leaving at the Cardiac research lab at Mass general is still open. The job posting actually just went up last week if anyone new is interested. They can contact me or apply directly. It doesn’t seem to work when I copy an actual link to the job, but if they go to http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx, then “view and apply for open positions” and under advanced search, look for job opening ID: 2241143 it should show up as “Research technician, MGH cardiovascular rsch center.” Sort of complicated, but there it is!
I just followed her directions and came up with the following description, but to apply you do need to go to the website:
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From Rachel Schrier ’11:
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that there are still three positions open at Mount Sinai. Danielle Kruse and I have had a fantastic experience here and highly encourage anyone looking for meaningful exposure to surgery, research, and an academic tertiary care center to apply. Applicants should apply as soon as possible, as the department is trying to fill the position in the next few weeks. Additionally, students should be aware that this is a clinical research position, that includes administratvie work, patient interaction, and collection of surgical data (i.e. verly little, if any, lab work). Lastly, the position is for two years, which is rather non-negotiable. Danielle and I highly recommend taking two years off for research as it gives you time to (A) obtain publications before applying to medical school, (B) obtain meaningful letters of recommendation from well-known investigators after knowing you for over a year, and (C) you will have much more to talk about on interviews after a year of working at a hospital and in research.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Sena (research manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to pass along my personal email (email@example.com) if they have any questions or would like guidance with their resume/cover letter.
All the best,
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Received yesterday at the Health Professions Office:
I am writing on behalf of Victoria Blinder, MD, MSc. Dr. Blinder is an Assistant Attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, with a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Outcomes Research Group. I am Dr. Blinder’s research coordinator, and the hiring manager for two Research Study Assistant positions.
The Research Study Assistants we hire will be working primarily on two studies. The first is an ongoing study of ethnic disparities in the impact of breast cancer on employment, finances and quality of life in New York City; the second is a cross-validation of patient reported outcomes measures. Because our ethnic disparities study focuses on recent immigrant populations, applicants should be fluent in one or more of our study languages – Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish.
Ideal Research Study Assistants in our department are recent college graduates who are interested in pursing careers in medicine, public health, social science research or psychology. After working on primary data collection, study design and literature searches for different projects at MSK, our departmental RSAs have recently moved on to graduate programs in medicine, epidemiology, global health, nursing, clinical psychology, and business administration. Other staff members have begun masters programs in public administration and economics while in full-time positions, taking advantage of Memorial’s tuition reimbursement program.
Interested candidates can apply to the positions using this link, http://careers.mskcc.org/careers/job-details.asp?JobID=3477125.
I am available to discuss the positions and research; I could also set up a call with Dr. Blinder.
Thank you for your time.
Carolyn Eberle, MPH
Assistant Research Epidemiologist
Center for Health Policy and Outcomes
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Employer Name: Harvard Medical School, Mathis/Benoist Lab
Job Title (for which you are recruiting): Gene Expression Research Assistant
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
Job Start Date: 06/17/2013
Job Location: Boston, MA
Do you want this job posted only for Middlebury graduates?: Yes
Position open for a Research Assistant in the Division of Immunology at Harvard Medical School to join an exciting research lab investigating immunological tolerance and autoimmune diseases (http://cbdm.hms.harvard.edu/) . You will be involved in several projects analyzing gene expression and its regulation in cells of the immune system, using cutting edge tools in genomic analysis (deep sequencing, microarrays, Nanostring, microfluidic-based profiling). You will also be involved in computational network analysis, in relation with bioinformaticians or immunologists in the labor in computational biology laboratories with which we collaborate. Will also participate generally in the lab’s operation and management. We are looking for a team player, who will work closely with several other research scientists inside and outside the lab, both learning from advanced investigators and helping to newcomers in these technologies. BA/BS in biology or equivalent, and significant experience in an immunology or molecular biology laboratory work (summer internship, honor’s thesis) is needed, but this will be a strong learning and growing experience. We are looking for a team player with good communication and the ability to work well in a group, but also to operate independently as appropriate. This position has usually been held by people going to PhD or MD programs, for 2 or more years. Please send application or inquiries to Irene Kolada (Irene_Kolada@hms.harvard.edu)
Job Qualifications (Degree, # years, experience, etc.): BA/BS in biology or equivalent, and significant experience in an immunology or molecular biology laboratory work
Salary (Please specify amount per week or year.):
Employer Website: http://cbdm.hms.harvard.edu/
Heard from Margo Seybolt ’11:
I am currently working at Mass General Hospital in Boston as a Research Technician in a Cardiac Surgery Research Lab. Depending how the medical school application process ends for me there is a good chance I will be leaving in June.
The person who filled this position before me was also a Middlebury student and I think the lab would glad to have another one. A detailed description of the position follows. The start date would be early June. Let me know.
Anyone interested or with questions can contact me (at this email) and I would be happy to forward them along to the researchers I work with or answer any questions.
Margo ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Cardiac Surgery/Cardiology Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for a motivated technician to assist in the overall maintenance of a laboratory that conducts large animal research on valvular disease and heart failure. The positions has previously been filled by myself and another Middlebury alumni and the investigators I work with have
asked that I advertise it to the next group of Middlebury graduates.
Responsibilities of this position include pre- and post- operative care, meticulous record keeping, product inventory and acquisition, interaction with animal facility manager and veterinarians, maintenance of sterile operating room, calibration and monitoring of physiological equipment, and importantly, lifting and handling small and large animals. An excellent command of the English language with good computer skills is also required.
This is an outstanding opportunity for pre-med and pre-vet students, or anyone else interested in research. There is ample opportunity to observe and participate in large animal open-heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization procedures, as well as to learn valuable techniques and skills including anaesthesia, intra-operative monitoring and care, and much more.
It is a small lab which requires the applicant to manage many responsibilities simultaneously and to function both independently and as part of a team. As such, candidates must have very good interpersonal skills.
This position is 34 hours/week. Actual schedule is quite flexible, but will require occasional evening and weekend work.
Some degree of experience working with animals is preferred, Emergency Medical Techniques are a huge plus, and candidates should have a basic knowledge of general anatomy and physiology. Command of foreign language is also a plus, as many of our collaborators come from outside the U.S.
Position start date will be the beginning of June, exact date is flexible.
Heard from Danielle Kruse ’11, and below her note is a full job description for one of the jobs:
As Rachel Schrier and I prepare to resign from our positions at Mount Sinai and head off to medical school, we will be involved in the recruitment process for our replacements. Our positions have been posted on the Mount Sinai HR website:
If anyone is interested, please have them email us their resumes as well:
Both Rachel and I have found these positions very rewarding. We have had the chance to gain clinical experience, research experience, and be exposed to many aspects of medicine, which has been very helpful in the interviewing process. We have worked directly with world-class surgeons and physicians, and would recommend this position to anyone interested in a meaningful 2-year experience between graduating from Middlebury and attending medical school.
Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 862 – Surgery
Requisition Number: 13-1510846
The Mount Sinai Hospital / The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Title: Clinical Research Assistant
The Clinical Research Assistant assists in the daily clinical research study activities, including: the collection, maintenance, and organization of study documents and data, preparation of grant applicants and regulatory documents for the Institutional Review Board and Grants and Contracts Office, and the coordination of all study-related procedures, visits, and meetings.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provides assistance with all research-related activities, including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening patients for eligibility, registering subjects with the sponsoring agency, administering lifestyle questionnaires, coordinating subject visits and preparing applicable study documents.
2. Collects and records study data. Inputs and maintains data in the research database.
3. Assists in the completion of regulatory paperwork, including grant application preparations and IRB/GCO submissions and filings.
4. Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with institutional procedures. Ensures the accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.
5. Secures, delivers and ships clinical specimens as required by the study sponsors and protocol.
6. Facilitates the administrative scheduling, document preparation, and visit coordination for subject visits.
7. Performs other related duties.
Minimum Education Bachelor’s Degree with an expressed interest in science.
Minimum Related Experience One year of experience in a research environment preferred.
Minimum Computer Skills Intermediate MS Word (Word, Excel), Access, Outlook. Experience with SAS and SPSS, preferred .
General Skills Excellent written and oral communication skills. Outstanding ability to work well with others, particularly in a team setting. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. Solid time-management skills and ability to effectively multitask.
This position generally reports to: The Research Manager for the Department of Surgery.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center–An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
The person who sent this e-mail—Jennifer Sena, MPH, Research Manager—said that interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letters via e-mail to: Jennifer.Sena@mountsinai.org
Northwestern offers a 12-month program (Summer through Spring) for college graduates who want to combine an interest in mathematics with research, that can make a difference in public health and medicine.
Applications are accepted through April 1 and classes begin June 24.
Alumni of the program are employed in academic medical centers, health industry consulting, and government. Others have gone on to doctoral programs in medicine, public health, and life sciences.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Program in Public Health directly at email@example.com.
In the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier, Dana-Farber/Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Research focuses on the appication of chemical genomic approaches to cancer therapy discovery with the ultimate goals of 1) improving understanding fo the basic biology of cancer, and 2) translating bench discovery to clinical care.
- Conduct experiments to support the goals of scientific research in cancer and chemical genomics
- Operate and maintain lab equipment to complete investigations
- Prepare, order, and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies
- Document, compile, and analyze experimental data
- Report data in oral and written formats
- Maintain and improve technical knowledge base
- Participate in team meetings for experimental planning
-Participate in prominent cancer meetings at the DFCI and Broad Institute
BA in biology or related field required (recent grads encouraged)
Familiarity with basic lab techniques, principles of molecular bio
Experience working in medical or scientific research setting
Knowledge of computers, experience with databases
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment
Two-year commitment required
E-mail a current version of your resume to:
Barbara Keane, Administrative Assistant
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Fall/Academic Year 2013-14 term deadline for the Whitaker International Undergraduate program is fast approaching: Friday, March 15, 2013. Please be sure to get applications approved by the deadline.
WHAT IS THE WHITAKER UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM?
Grant funding for projects, internships and coursework in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas.
For more information on the program – including detailed eligibility requirements and the online application – visit our website at: www.whitaker.org.
Nat Nelson ’11 sent us the following e-mail last week:
I am primarily writing to ask if you could share an international research opportunity with students graduating this May or anyone else who may be interested in medicine, maternal health, or nutrition. The principal investigators of my project would like to hire another young person to fill my role in the field and have asked that I advertise the position to Middlebury graduates. The work is hard and can be isolating (I am the only foreigner regularly working in the Province), but it has been an eye-opening and deeply gratifying experience, especially for someone considering a career in medical field research.
Below is a brief description of the research and a link to a quick video about our work.
The Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) has partnered with the National Institute of Nutrition in Hanoi, Vietnam, to study maternal nutrition in the rural Phu Tho Province, where malnutrition among mothers is believed to contribute to stunting in the growth and development of children. The project is investigating the effect of small, nutrient-dense meals (consisting of vegetables and meats from local markets) distributed to women prior to and throughout their first pregnancy on birth outcomes (chiefly birth weights and incidence of prematurity).
The research is unique in that it relies upon locally-sourced food, thereby offering a more sustainable, community-oriented solution to the problem of maternal malnutrition than do peer studies utilizing pills or other foreign-produced supplements. The team is looking for a recent college or university graduate interested in medicine, field research, maternal health, or nutrition to live in Phu Tho and monitor the distribution and consumption of the meals as well as the health status of the enrolled women.
A brief video about the the Children’s Global Health Initiative and this project can be found at <http://www.cghi.info/>. Interested students should contact Nathaniel Nelson (Midd ’11) at firstname.lastname@example.org.