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Research Technician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, they provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; they conduct research that advances treatment; they educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; they reach out to underserved members of the community; and they work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/25.

Biomechanics Team Research Assistant at ORISE Department of Defense

Applications are now being accepted for a research assistant in biomechanics at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located in Natick, MA, USA. The mission of USARIEM is to optimize Warfighter health and performance through medical research (www.usariem.army.mil).

As military readiness is a top priority, the ideal candidate will assist in conducting research on the biomechanics of overuse injury risk with a focus on the lower extremities.

This individual will participate in research activities ranging from study conception to data collection and analysis to manuscript publication.

Appointments will be awarded for 1 year, potentially renewable up to 4 years, and will be offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Current research protocols include exploring associations of human movement (walking, load carriage and running), performance and musculoskeletal injury risk utilizing standard motion capture techniques and inertial measurement units (IMUs). The individual will assist with additional activities necessary to enable data collection including IRB paperwork, subject scheduling and coordinating study team member schedules for data collections. The individual will process and analyze motion capture and IMU data plus write-up and present results in abstracts and at conferences.

Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/28.

Middlebury a Top Producer of Fulbrights

http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2019-news/node/613010 Once again, Middlebury is a top producer of student Fulbright grant recipients! And for those interested in the 2019-20 competition, now is the time to start thinking about application ideas! See more information about info sessions and internal deadlines at go/fellowships. Alumni and current seniors are able to apply!

Teach in China Program Deadline Feb 28!

IIE is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the CEAIE Teach in China Program.  Teach in China is looking for recent graduates or alumni with an interest in teaching, education and/or China for 12-month teaching placements in China.  More than 100 placements are anticipated to be offered.  Successful grantees will be […]

Clinical Research Assistant position at the Harris Orthopaedics Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital – Full-Time and Summer Internship

Harris Orthopaedics Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital has openings for two full time Clinical Research Coordinators, starting this June, for pre-med track graduating seniors. They are also seeking two rising seniors for an 8-10 week paid summer research internship.

Their past and current study coordinators have had the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to research focused on improving standard of care for total joint replacement patients. They also have opportunities for authorship and mentorship by orthopedic surgeons, with whom they work with on a daily basis. For instance, the study coordinator who started at the lab in the summer of 2017 has helped to author two textbook chapters, three manuscripts (two first-authors), and twelve abstracts (5 of which were presented at academic conferences) in the time since he has been working at the lab.

Check out the position descriptions below:

Summer Job with the Nature Conservancy

Application deadline 2/12/19

Middlebury alums Caroline Colan ‘17.5 and Gus Goodwin ’08 had this job in previous summers, and they would very much appreciate applications from other Middlebury students!

The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking applications for a paid, full-time summer position, the 2019 Adirondack Conservation Associate.

The Adirondack Conservation Associate is a 10- to 14-week position for college-age students and recent college graduates, and is an opportunity to gain substantive experience and exposure to all aspects — threat abatement, communications, land protection and stewardship, fundraising, conservation science — of the Chapter’s work in the Adirondacks of northern New York.  The lead project will focus on conservation communications.  They are seeking a motivated self-starter with a strong interest in learning more about environmental conservation.

The complete position description and application instructions are posted online at www.nature.org/careers as job id #47265.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 12, 2019, and must be made online through The Nature Conservancy’s careers website. Our office cannot accept applications.

Research Associate for the Clinical Genome Resource at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Thanks to Andrew Grant ’17 for sharing this opportunity with us!

The Clinical Genome Resource at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is seeking a motivated individual to work in a cutting-edge environment to serve as a research associate for the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen). ClinGen is an NIH-funded program that is building authoritative resources to define the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research (www.clinicalgenome.org). This position would begin with training within our variant and gene-curation team which supports variant classification and gene-disease validity assessment followed by supporting an array of ClinGen disease-specific Expert Panel activities and affiliated projects within ClinGen and at the Broad Institute.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Support ClinGen curation activities
    1. Research the significance of variants and genes through literature and data review
    2. Classify variant- and gene-disease associations
    3. Support research projects that require curation of genomic knowledge
  2. Support the ClinGen’s mission to provide better access to genomic data
    1. Support the sharing of curated knowledge with the community
    2. Assist laboratories with data submission to ClinVar (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar)
    3. Collect data from locus-specific databases to deposit into ClinVar
    4. Assist in the development of software tools for supporting variant and gene curation
    5. Assist in resolving variant interpretation differences between ClinVar submitters
    6. Assist Clinical Domain WGs in supporting gene and variant curation programs
    7. Support the writing of ClinGen research publications
  3. Support other projects related to genetic and genomic testing and research at the Broad

In addition, the Research Associate should possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to interact effectively with a local team at the Broad Institute and an international network of laboratories and data sources and balance and manage multiple tasks and projects independently. We request a minimum of a two-year commitment.

Start date: May or June 2019

Qualifications: BA or BS degree in the sciences

Job location: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 105 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Reports to: Heidi Rehm, PhD, Principal Investigator, Clinical Genome Resource

 For more information, please contact Heidi Rehm, PhD (hrehm@broadinstitute.org)