Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Research Technician

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Boston, MA, United States

Job Description

About HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world. 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. Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is seeking a highly motivated technician to join Dr. Norbert Perrimon’s group at Harvard Medical School. The primary focus of this position will be to help produce genome scale libraries of CRISPR-Cas9 reagents and use them to carry out genetic screens.


Principle responsibilities:

  • Perform basic Drosophila genetic manipulations, including stock maintenance, expansion and transfer, embryo and adult-timed collections, phenotypic analysis, antibody staining
  • Use molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis) to genotype transgenic flies
  • Input stock information into laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Analyze phenotypes generated by RNAi and CRISPR reagents
  • Maintain precise records of work
  • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers
  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in related field
  • Prior practical experience with techniques described above and familiarity with underlying scientific principles
  • Ability to draft accurate scientific reports
  • Able to apply experience to new techniques and protocols and learn complex tasks with general instruction
  • Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise


Additional information about our work can be found at


Please include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. No phone calls please.


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Quote Reference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-hhmi-CC30540