The Kwon Laboratory at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (www.kwonlab.org) has an opening for a highly motivated Research Technician to study the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection and the human microbiome at mucosal tissue sites in the female genital tract. The overall goal is to conduct translational research to help reduce the spread of HIV, particularly among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. The person hired will work under the supervision of Dr. Doug Kwon and Dr. Ben Read conducting patient-oriented translational research involving cutting-edge technologies. The position will primarily involve single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing, CRISPR-based assay design, and in vitro methods to study mucosal immune responses against HIV.
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in scientific research or medicine while working in a supportive, highly collaborative, and energetic environment. The lab studies samples from ongoing clinical cohorts based in the US and South Africa examining risk of HIV, HIV pathogenesis, and other adverse reproductive outcomes. State-of-the-art facilities are available within an exceptionally energetic research setting.
The Kwon lab is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment; appropriately qualified applicants from all backgrounds will be considered.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Laboratory experience required
• Computer experience including expertise with Microsoft Office programs is essential
• Experience with immunology and mouse work preferred
• Experience with R, Python, and/or command line interface is preferred
• Flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends if needed
Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, computational biology, biological engineering, ecology, or similar required.
New graduates with some lab experience (via coursework, internships, etc.) will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Doug Kwon (firstname.lastname@example.org).