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.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work in the laboratory of Michael Rosbash at Brandeis University. The position involves the utilization of a wide range of techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms that underlie circadian rhythms.
Assist scientists with their projects using techniques including:
- Molecular cloning
- DNA and RNA extraction
- Single cell library preparation
- RNA sequencing
- Quantitative RT-PCR
- Drosophila cell culture
- Protein immunoprecipitation
- Western blotting
Other responsibilities may include lab equipment maintenance and general lab support and organization, as well as supervision of undergraduate support staff.
BSc in biology or biochemistry. Previous lab experience in molecular biology and with Drosophila is preferred.
- Previous lab experience in molecular biology and with Drosophila
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to perform complex tasks effectively and independently with very little instruction
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent record keeping skills
- Ability to perform routine calculations for preparation of buffers, media and reagents
HHMI is an EOE