A Research Technician position is available in the lab of Radhika Subramanian at MGH/Harvard Medical School in Boston. We are interested in understanding how the micron-sized microtubule-based machinery required for cell division and cell signaling assemble from the collective activities of nanometer-sized proteins. In other words, they play LEGO with proteins! They use a variety of experimental tools, including structural methods, single molecule biophysics, and cell biological assays.
The candidate must have a B.S. in biological sciences or related field before starting this position. This position is ideal for a graduating student who is looking for 2-years of research experience before applying to graduate/medical school. The candidate must be familiar with general biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Prior experience with fluorescence microscopy or image analysis would be an added benefit but not necessary.
This position brought to us by Natalie Burlant ’17 – thank you Natalie!!
Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center and Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We’re looking to hire a full-time, paid Associate Researcher to start this spring or early summer. The Harony-Nicolas’s lab investigates neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on (1) studying the effect of (ASD)-associated mutations on brain systems and neural circuits of social behavior, (2) assessing the effect of novel therapeutics, and (3) improving drug delivery to the brain.
Some responsibilities include rodent behavior experiments, rodent brain surgery, and standardized molecular experiments such as immunohistochemistry, protein assays, and western blots. S/he will also analyze experiment data and assist in interpreting moderately complex results. Previous experience in biology/neuroscience research is highly recommended, and familiarity with R or other statistical languages is a plus. The position is great for recently graduated Febs or seniors graduating in May who want to take a 2-year gap period before medical or graduate school.
Natalie writes, “I’ve genuinely enjoyed working in the Harony-Nicolas lab and highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaining more research experience! As a member of a small lab, I have been responsible for a significant portion of our work and have the ability to pilot and troubleshoot protocols. There is a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving as well as collaboration with the other members of the Seaver Center, both pre-clinical and clinical.”
Interested applicants can send a C.V. and brief statement of interest to Natalie Burlant and apply on Handshake directly. Applicants can feel free to email Natalie with more questions or information about the position. Deadline 4/26.
The following is shared by alum Cole Bortz, ’17 – Thank you Cole!!!
Dr. Peter G. Passias, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, is looking to hire a full-time, paid clinical research fellow interested in gaining research experience before applying to medical or graduate school. There is a large amount of responsibility and autonomy in the position, and over the course of your fellowship, you will build connections with both national and international leaders in orthopedic surgery. The position is a great opportunity to gain clinical and shadowing exposure, research experience, peer-reviewed publications, and to interact with world-renowned orthopedic and neurosurgeons. I’m the third Middlebury student to work with Dr. Passias, and I’ve found this position to be both incredibly rewarding and instrumental in my medical school application process. I would wholeheartedly recommend this position to a pre-med senior interested in a meaningful 2-year experience after graduating Middlebury before attending medical school.
Research assistants will be involved in multiple clinical studies (both prospective trials and retrospective reviews), on various orthopaedic subjects. Some topics include: adult spinal deformity surgical correction, cervico-thoracic junction fixation, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment. Research assistants will be involved in: (1) patient recruitment, (2) data collection, (3) database preparation, (4) abstract/manuscript preparation and submission, (5) IRB documentation, among others. They will also have the opportunity to present work at an international conference.
Applicants must be well-organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: SPSS, R, Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
Interested applications can send a cover letter and C.V. to Cole Bortz. You can also email Cole for more information about the position.
Shelburne Farms is seeking a summer-season, Middlebury student interested in learning from and working alongside their farm-based education programs and staff. The student will live onsite and is immersed in the daily rhythms of the farm and the cycle of the seasons. Farm-Based Camp Educators team-teach up to 9 weeks of their summer camp program.
They offer day camps for ages 4-14, and overnight camps for ages 12-17, which provide youth with opportunities to engage in their food system, build relationships with peers, and explore natural communities.
Mentorship will be provided by education staff members; a variety of texts and resources; and through independent reflection.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Literature gathering and review on topics such as licensing, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, employer sponsored insurance, Obamacare, short term plans, the FDA, medical malpractice, telemedicine, and interstate licensure
Tracking pending state and federal legislation
Collecting data for comparative studies of policies across states and countries
Assisting with the creation and implementation of Cato policy forums, hill briefings, and book events
Drafting, sending, and managing recipient list for the Healthy Competition newsletter
Mailings and administrative tasks
Attending and summarizing outside policy events
Formatting, editing, and revising various publications
Assisting with other assorted tasks
Gathering information on Cato health policy output, quotes, events, etc. for the @CatoHealth Twitter account
NOVA’s “What The Physics?!” video series explores deep questions about the nature of our universe and surprising physics phenomena, with a light, comedic tone. Episodes demystify topics from consciousness to black holes to the physics of texting. Interns will have the opportunity to film, animate, edit, research, and write scripts, working closely with the show’s creator and host, Greg Kestin.
Strong writing and research skills
Ability to work with others
Interest in science, communications, and video production
Experience in animation
Experience editing video (preferably in Premiere Pro)