We at the Faustman Lab are running an innovative Phase II clinical trial focused on the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Located at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, we are testing the potential of BCG, our study drug, to potentially reverse type 1 diabetes in adults and children. Please visit www.faustmanlab.org to familiarize yourself with our work.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an interest in basic and clinical research. Through this position, you will have first-hand experience working with real human samples, not just mouse experiments or tissue culture experiments. This position will provide first-hand exposure to research related to human disease and will provide an understanding of the importance and challenges of translational research.
Successful applicants will have a strong bench science background and a willingness to learn. Previous experience with western blotting, Elisa, flow cytometry or molecular biology is preferred. All applicants must be able to commit to 2 years of work (or more if desired). Exceptional hires in the past have had publications in scientific journals. This is an ideal position for candidates wishing to pursue a career in medicine or research.
Additional desired attributes:
Ability to learn quickly and problem solve
Advanced quantitative reasoning and data analysis skills
Meticulous attention to detail, self-directed and responsible
Must be able to spearhead multiple projects while working in a fast-paced environment with a multidisciplinary team
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must
High competency with Microsoft Office Suite
Should be able to demonstrate a distinct interest in our research and in type 1 diabetes.
To apply for this position, please submit your information through Handshake or email a resume, cover letter, and transcript to Nathan Ng (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hired applicant will start work in June 2020.
Research Assistant I: Division of Vascular and Endovascular/BWH Dept. of Surgery
Working under the supervision of Division of Vascular and Endovascular Director and Principal Investigators, and following established policies and procedures; provides assistance on clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: institutional review board applications and communications; recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.; occasional travel to meetings; maintaining and updating data generated by the study. Two positions are available!! Apply on Handshake: #3314049 & #3313034Expires May 19, 2020
Research Assistant I: Ortho Trauma/BWH Orthopaedics
The Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative is one of the most successful fully-integrated cross-campus clinical programs. The Initiative has a very robust clinical research patient-reported outcomes programs that have grown substantially during the last five years.
The Research Assistant I position offers exposure to the clinical, operative, and academic aspects of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery. This position offers terrific opportunities to both work with expert Orthopedic Trauma surgeons and contribute to cutting-edge innovations.
Working independently and under general supervision from the Senior Project Manager and/or Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant I will provide support to clinical research studies and outcomes data collection. He/She may be responsible for the following activities: gathering data from the clinical record; recruiting and enrolling subjects into clinical protocols; developing and implementing patient recruitment strategies; and recommending changes to protocols.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Technician in the Division of Newborn Medicine/Neonatology. The Research Technician will join the basic research laboratory studying in vitro and in vivo models of neonatal/perinatal bacterial infections, preterm birth, and persistent bacterial colonization.
The successful candidate will be familiar with basic cell and molecular biology techniques including cloning, sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR methods, protein analysis, and cell culture techniques. Interaction with the mammalian specimen core may be required. Candidates familiar with the performance and interpretation of Next Gen sequencing and analysis of transcriptional profiles and large data sets are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong computer and basic statistical skills are particularly important as is the ability to analyze, organize, interpret, and present data both verbally and in writing.
An Associate’s degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical engineering, statistics, or related scientific field is required. Bachelor’s preferred. Some experience in a laboratory, specifically with molecular biology is desired. Advanced computer skills are a plus. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
This position is located at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
It’s officially August (gasp!) and this is usually that time when I get a lot of questions from students and alumni wanting to apply for a Watson or Fulbright and they’re just thinking about that now. It’s also the time of year when I try to take a wee bit of vacations, since summer is […]
Summer is here! And while you are (hopefully) enjoying some good weather and fun, if you’re thinking about applying for a Fulbright or Watson nomination in the fall, it’s a good idea to begin working on those applications. Below are a few notes for you: Dean Gates is happy to talk with you, answer questions […]
You have trained with your faculty mentor, done a lab safety
session, completed the RCR module and signed up for some data workshops. You
have some shiny new skills.
Next, come have lunch with Undergraduate Research and advisors from the Center for Career and Internships on Thursday, 6/27 at noon in MBH 216. Mary Lothrop will lead a discussion on translating those skills and your summer experience into resume points and interview answers to get future opportunities.