Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)

Technical Assistant (Karp Lab)

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)

Cambridge/Boston, MA, United States

The Karp Lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Langer Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aim to rapidly advance therapeutic solutions for diseases in oral and gastrointestinal mucosa through multidisciplinary approaches. A major focus between our research groups is to develop technologies that can be rapidly translated to the clinic to improve the quality of life of suffering patients.


This technical assistant will help developing stem cell / small molecule based therapeutic systems for mucosa-related diseases (see our 2014 Nature Methods and 2018 BMC Biology papers). The candidate for this position will assist with stem cell culture, and in the design and implementation of small molecule screening, cell-based assays, animal studies and data analysis. The candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills for assisting technology innovators, engineers, biologists, and clinicians in a dynamic team environment.


Basic Qualifications: 

·     Bachelor or Masters degree and relevant experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry or related fields.

·     Experience in cell culture; cell-based assays; molecular biology.

·     Candidates should be allowed to work in the USA.


Additional Qualifications:

·     Proficiency in biochemical assays, immunocytochemistry (ICC), ELISAs.

·     Experience in R-based data analysis and/or small animal model handling is highly desirable. 

·     The candidate for this position will bring strong expertise and background in experimental design (including proper controls and statistical analysis of data).


Our emphasis on translational research enables us to train the next generation of bioengineers and expand the boundaries of this exciting field. We seek members with highly developed interpersonal skills who could contribute to our dynamic lab community.


Interested candidates should email: khattori@mit.edu and include a cover letter expressing interest, and a recent resume / CV with a list of publications, if applicable. 

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Technical Assistant (Karp Lab)