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Research assistant

We seek a highly motivated and organized individual to join our efforts to investigate the molecular basis of blood cell development and to study novel genetic treatment approaches for blood disorders. Our approach combines functional genetics and molecular biology in cellular and animal models of hematopoiesis. We are particularly focused on applying genome editing technologies to develop novel treatments for blood disorders. The selected candidate will work on experimental research projects and also spend effort on lab management duties. A highly motivated and productive technician may get the opportunity to lead an independent research project within the lab.


A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, gene therapy, hematopoiesis, systems biology, structural/chemical biology, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology. The candidate must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in scientific research would be an asset. Experience with hematopoiesis research is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern molecular genetic techniques is essential.


40 hour/week full-time position with flexible hours and competitive salary/fringe benefits. Anticipated start date is summer 2018. A 2-year minimum commitment is strongly preferred. Previous Bauer lab technicians have coauthored peer-reviewed original research articles:


1.         Lessard S et al. J Clin Invest. 2017;127:3065.

2.         Hodonsky CJ et al. PLos Genet. 2017;l13:e1006760.

3.         Midic U et al. Hum Mol Genet. 2017;26:2678.

4.         Canver MC et al. Nat Genet. 2017;49:625.

5.         Canver MC et al. Nature. 2015;527:192.

6.         Yien YY et al. J Clin Invest. 2014;124:4294.

7.         Canver MC et al. J Biol Chem. 2014;289:21312.

8.         Bauer DE et al. Science. 2013;342:253.



Job Function: Research technician.


Additional Details: Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the top pediatric research centers in the world, and a major research and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.