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Job Opening – Postdoctoral Researcher in Stem Cell Biology - Colossal

The Church lab at Harvard Medical School is looking for a talented, postdoctoral level, stem cell biologist with an interest in the generation and differentiation of stem cells from non-model mammalian organisms. You will work closely with other lab team members in efforts to innovate on protocols of reprogramming and lineage differentiation using Church lab-developed technologies.


  • Design and execute efforts to generate and differentiate iPSCs of non-model mammalian organisms, then develop functional assays and assess and interpret experimental workflows
  • Test novel stem cell culture conditions, sort, screen, expand and differentiate iPSCs according to latest protocols and newly developed approaches
  • Work with team members to assess efficiency of workflows through cellular assays and NGS sequencing approaches
  • Work on project milestones
  • Attends lab meetings, prepares reports and presentations on the progress of projects
  • Great organizational skills and excellent laboratory record maintenance

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in biological sciences, stem cell biology, genetics, or related field.
  • Expertise in iPSC derivation, culture, propagation, and transfection methodologies
  • Experience in molecular biology (nucleic and protein extraction, gel electrophoresis) and cloning techniques (restriction enzyme-based cloning, Gibson assembly)
  • Experience with qPCR, FACS, flow cytometry, immunostaining, confocal microscopy
  • Experience with sequence analysis software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as creative problem-solving skills

Please send your CV and Cover letter to church_lab_admin@hms.harvard.edu – Subject line: Postdoc Application - Colossal

Executive Assistant - Department of Genetics

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Reporting to Department Chair and the Department Director, the Executive Assistant is responsible for providing a wide range of complex administrative duties.  

Manages multiple calendars, arranges and organizes complex meetings involving high-level attendees from other Harvard University departments, affiliated organizations, and educational and governmental institutions. Handles domestic and international travel arrangements and processes reimbursements for the Chair.  Supports Chair in the preparation and submission of letters, grants, and manuscripts for publication. Continuously maintain Chair's CV, including adding information as it arises in the course of work.  Facilitates communication with all levels of university leadership and assumes timely response to follow up with minimal supervision. Manages and processes confidential information and materials with discretion.

Working with Faculty Affairs, prepares and submits all faculty promotion materials. Organizes office of the Chair including the development of filing system and keeping organized files of all letters and correspondences - in some cases both electronic and hard copy. Prepare expense reports and forms for reimbursements.  
Event planning: working with the Department leadership to organize seminar speaker series.  The EA arranges flights (e-ticket), hotels, schedules, and reimbursements and organizes several large special events each year.

Includes advertisement of the event, reserving venue space, managing attendee lists, arranging for catering, preparing programs and posters, and other duties as they arise.  Arranges catering services, reserves rooms, and makes parking arrangements for meetings and events. Manages conference room calendars.  Will also organize and schedule conference calls.  Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.  Supports the Department Director in day-to-day department operations.

Basic Qualifications

Five plus years of demonstrated executive and administrative support skills. Education beyond high school may count towards years of experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree preferred. The successful candidate will have administrative experience with a high level of responsibility and independence.  Impeccably detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills; Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Dependable and with a “Can Do” attitude; Confidence in the use of computer systems (preferably Mac) to assist Chair and Department Admin in various duties; Assertive yet professional in taking responsibility. Extensive experience with computer software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Google, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Dropbox, Skype and Face Time with proven ability to take initiative and work independently. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to manage changing priorities and calendar appointments quickly and on a regular basis.  Strong and fast typing skills.   

Additional Information

This is a one-year, fully benefits eligible term position with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Learn more here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1916115_5341

Researcher II/Lab Manager in Church Lab

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Wyss Institute
The Church Lab invites applications for an immediate opening for a Research Scientist/Lab Manager. 

Our research focuses  on new technologies for genomic & proteomic measurement, synthesis and modeling of biomedical & ecological systems -- in particular, personal genomics and biofuels. We have developed next-generation sequencing methods to analyze the output of combinatorial selections as well as comprehensive gene-environment-trait data for affordable personalized medicine. We reprogram human skin-derived pluripotent skin cells to connect cis-regulatory motif variants in populations to allele-specific and cell-type-specific RNA measures and further to causal effects on cell and larger-scale morphologies. We are developing tools for connecting functional microbiomics with (VDJ-ome) immune responses.

This position will have responsibility for daily research operations of leading a biomedical research laboratory in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the experimental design and execution of research projects relating to the work in the Church lab, which includes helping to provide research guidance to members of the research lab. Will assist lab members with obtaining required approvals for research involving biohazards, animals (IACUC), or human subjects (IRB). May help prepare scientific progress reports and grant proposals. This position will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to all appropriate safety regulations and performing and tracking safety training of lab members.  Additional duties will include the implementation of HMS, Department and Lab policies which include data management, MTAs and other lab compliance responsibilities. Other duties may include managing weekly lab supply inventory, allocating/purchasing as needed, and serving as first-line approver of purchase requests.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Three + years of progressively responsible research/lab management, ideally in a biomedical/life sciences laboratory.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

PhD preferred
 • Experience with safety regulations and requirements in the areas of Biosafety, Radiation, and Chemical/Waste.
• Familiarity with writing grant applications and reports.
• Experience creating and administering lab systems, practices, policies, and procedures.
• Operational knowledge of advanced lab equipment.
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Must be organized, dependable, and possess good problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as oversee a team of researchers in conjunction with PI.
• Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.
• Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.
• Strong initiative and the ability to self-start are essential.
• Ability to think creatively about functional improvements for how the lab operates and implement improvements as appropriate.
• Ability to lift, move, and transport research related equipment up to 10 pounds required. 

Special Instructions 
A complete application must include an updated CV, a cover letter, and a research statement. In the research statement please address your experience with lab operations such as overseeing lab safety regulations, animal research protocols, advanced lab equipment, and training lab personnel. Please submit the names and contact information for three references.
We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional Information

This is a 1-year term position with strong possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

More information and application here

Postdoctoral Position as Image Analyst for Spatial Genomics 

We are seeking computational experts to join the laboratory of Ting Wu (Harvard Medical School) in their CEGS (NIH/NHGRI) journey to image, analyze, and model the human genome at super-resolution. Individuals with extensive computational experience as well as a penchant for innovating and applying tools at all levels of imaging (from high throughput feature extraction and image processing to image analysis and modeling) are encouraged to apply. A strong sense of collaboration and high levels of self-motivation, creativity, and open-mindedness will be appreciated. Experience in machine learning will be advantageous. Candidates can anticipate joining an interdisciplinary team of geneticists, microscopists, chemists, engineers, physicists, and computational experts. We are excited to meet you at the interface of computation, experimentation, and theory.
• Expertise in Computational Biology, Data Science, Statistics, and/or related fields.
• Proficiency in Python, R, and cloud/cluster computing.
• Familiarity with Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and/or Artificial Intelligence for building, testing, and evaluating predictive and classification models.
• Strong presentation and communication skills both verbal and written. For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to Sarah Aufmkolk, Ph.D. (Sarah_Aufmkolk(at)hms(dot)harvard(dot)edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption
from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be
found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Multiple PhD Positions at the Dana Farber Center for Protein Degradation

Please find information about the center here: https://cpd.dana-farber.org/

And information on the positions here:https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/biology-scientist-center-for-protein-degradation-research-technician-scientist-boston-ma-23933/

You can also email your CV directly to Nikki Kong:


Research Cores and Technology Program Coordinator
Harvard Medical School

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Harvard Medical School research core facilities and technology platforms provide access to highly specialized services, equipment, and staff that would otherwise be too expensive for an individual laboratory to support. The Associate Dean for Research Cores and Technology and her team, as part of the Office for Research Operations, support research infrastructure and access to new technologies by providing central coordination, funding, and administrative resources for HMS core facilities, platforms, and technology development projects.

The Research Cores and Technology Coordinator performs a wide range of highly skilled administrative duties for the Associate Dean for Research Cores and Technology. The Coordinator:

  • Manages complex calendars, arranges for meetings, appointments, and travel for business trips.
  • Organizes and staffs a range of committee meetings, programs, events, and symposia relevant to research core activities at Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions.
  • Assists in developing websites for new projects and provides general maintenance for existing websites.
  • Works as part of a team helping to implement and maintain the HMS cores management system, and to run reports from it.
  • Assists with administration of the HMS Foundry Awards program, which provides funding for research cores and other HMS shared research resource projects.
  • Assists with meeting preparation including printing out necessary meeting materials, identifying meeting location and time, arranging transportation/parking, and ordering catering, as needed.
  • Provides a wide range of clerical support including composing and editing letters, memoranda, reports, and presentations. Serves as the principal administrative contact for visitors.
  • Prepares and produces financial reports using online financial systems, such as reimbursement for travel, corporate cards, HU purchasing cards, etc.
  • Handles other administrative and operational needs for the Associate Dean, as needed.

The Research Cores and Technology Coordinator will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Basic Qualifications
At least 3 years of experience in administration or laboratory management.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Strong verbal and written skills, with the ability to summarize complex discussions. Ability to multitask. Solid working knowledge of office processes and systems, and of related computer software and electronic communications tools. Strong interest in the biomedical sciences and in learning more about support for research infrastructure.

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Administrative Coordinator, Perrimon Lab, Boston, MA 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases.. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. 

At HHMI, you are not just an employee – you are a part of a creative and talented team with colleagues whose expertise ranges from biomedical research to investment management, from information technology to law. We encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment where employees can function at their highest level. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working at HHMI are making a difference. 

Dr. Norbert Perrimon’s lab in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to support their lab. This position provides high level administrative support to the Investigator and research staff in a fast-paced environment. The lab wants to understand how cells, tissues, and organs communicate during development. A more thorough understanding of these events can help elucidate how different tissues and cell types integrate within an organ, and how complex phenotypes arise in animals. More information can be found on their website: https://perrimon.med.harvard.edu/ 

Due to the fast-paced nature of the work of the lab, ideal candidates are people who thrive in quickly evolving environment and who have a strong ability to multitask, as well as have a strong understanding of management of large grants portfolios. This role is best fit for someone who is a self-starter and proactive in their support style – and someone who is passionate about the research work that the lab is conducting. 


– Track grant and HHMI expenditures to facilitate efficient spending and provide monthly updates to the PI and lab, as well as ensure compliance with NIH regulations 

– Provide administrative support to the Investigator and ~50 lab members 

– Prepare all administrative materials for grant applications and progress reports such as biosketches, budget justifications, and other support documents 

– Assist HR with hiring and on-boarding personnel for positions within the lab 

– Arrange travel for Dr. Perrimon 

– Process reimbursements 

– Order lab supplies and arrange for equipment maintenance 

– Serve as key liaison with HMS departments and HHMI 

– Manage lab website 

– Assist with publication submissions 

– Prepare and monitor material transfer agreements 

– Process shipping labels and associated import / export information 

– Prepare slides and presentations for meetings and publications 

– Draft letters and correspondence 


– Prior experiencing in grants management / budget oversight for a large portfolio from a variety of sources (NIH, DoD, foundations) 

– Ability to assess rolling tasks in busy lab and prioritize accordingly 

– Excellent organization skills 

– 4-7 years of prior Administrative experience in a laboratory setting 

– Ability to work collaboratively with diverse group of lab personnel, as well as department personnel 

– Strong computer skills, preferably on the Mac platform, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and graphics programs such as PowerPoint and Photoshop. 

– Ability to work independently, use good judgment, meet tight deadlines and show initiative 

Preferred Qualifications: 

– Familiarity with Harvard systems such as HCOM and GMAS 

– Administrative experience in an academic laboratory 

– Bachelor’s degree 

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested? Apply here