A full time research technician position is available in John Hanna’s lab at Harvard Medical School. Many human diseases are caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gherig’s disease, and others. Accordingly, cells have developed complex stress responses to identify and eliminate misfolded proteins, sometimes referred to as protein quality control. My lab studies the basic mechanisms of protein quality control using a variety of approaches including biochemistry and genetics, as well as cutting-edge methods like cryo-electron microscopy, proteomics, and lipidomics.
The successful applicant will be trained and mentored directly by Dr. Hanna at the bench (as opposed to by a post-doc or a grad student). This position would be ideally suited to a current senior who wishes to take 1 or 2 years off before matriculating in an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD program. Dr. Hanna is a graduate of the HMS MD/PhD program and a member of the MD/PHD Admissions Committee, and can also provide advising on career trajectory and application strategies if needed.
We already have one Harvard 2021 grad working in a similar position in the lab. He could advise applicants on the suitability of this position.
Lab website: https://hanna.bwh.harvard.edu/