Tag Archives: Alumni

Associate Researcher at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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.

Research Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center – Orthopedic Hospital Spine Research Institute

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.

Technical Rotation Program at Kaiser Permanente

As a Technical Associate, you’ll progress through four rotations across Kaiser Permanente’s IT organization. This role will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software. In each rotation, you will be responsible for applying the latest tools and technologies to develop and assist in the translation of business requirements and functional specifications into hardware and software solutions, as well as assisting in the implementation and maintenance of these solutions, and supporting systems integration testing and user acceptance testing.

The target start date for this program is July 2019.

To view the full job description, go to their Handshake post. Deadline 3/22.

Healthcare Paralegal at Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC

Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC, is a healthcare collections firm that provides denial management, consulting, and corporate collections services to hospitals and health systems. They are a small, fast-growing firm with lots of opportunities for new employees to prove themselves and a great team culture.

Candidates will have to work well with attorneys and other paralegals, as well as maintain the workload, work under pressure, and be a team player. Candidates will be required to perform the following duties:

  • Quickly and efficiently review medical records and submit well-written appeals to health insurers and governmental payers.
  • Be comfortable, skilled, assertive, cordial, and professional on the telephone to follow up on submitted appeals.
  • Navigate through various computer systems and applications to find information about insurance claims.
  • Perform any other administrative duties as may be necessary

Learn more about the position in Handshake.

Full-Time Research Associate at Yale Neurology

Dr. Elan D. Louis, a professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is interested in hiring a full-time paid research associate (RA) who will be involved in the study of Cognition in Essential Tremor (COGNET). This study is attempting to understand the connection between and progression of cognitive decline in Essential Tremor (ET).

The RA will travel within the US to conduct in-person visits, which include neuropsychological testing and videotaped neurological examinations. The RA will learn about aspects of clinical research from study design to data collection and publication, how to recognize a range of involuntary movements, and is strongly encouraged to conduct independent research.

B.A./B.S. degree, driver’s license, and experience working with elderly individuals/vulnerable populations are required. Candidates must be able to commit 2 years to the position.

For more information, please see the full job description here. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Tess Cersonsky at tess.cersonsky@yale.edu

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.