Jobs, Careers, and Research Opportunities

Volunteer/Paid Research Positions

Volunteer research job - Metabolic Phenotyping Core Manager

Job Description:

We are looking for a motivated student interested in learning techniques about metabolism physiology using the mice model.
The core has a variety of techniques able to access individual mouse metabolism phenotyping, such as food and water intake, energy expenditure, energy absorption, VO2 consumption, CO2 production,  body mass, body temperature, and activity, etc.
In addition, we can access mitochondrial function and cellular metabolism.

Contact: Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested.  Lucas Kniess Debarba, PhD (he/him), Metabolic Phenotyping Core Manager, Phone: +313 3989789, [email protected]

Posted March 17, 2023

Summer/Fall Research Volunteer at Mount Sinai

Job Description

The Brain Injury Research Center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accepting applications for Summer and Fall Research Volunteers. Interviews will begin at the beginning of February.  

Interested students should complete an application here:

Contact: [email protected]

Posted January 23, 2023

Intern - NGS Sequencing/RNA Biology (Summer 2023) at Amgen

Job Description:

The plan is to have the intern work on direct sequencing of mRNA using the nanopore to look at RNA modifications.  It’s a good opportunity to gain some industry experience as well as experience with NGS/long-read sequencing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree concentration(s) in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or bioinformatics.

  • Experience working in a molecular biology lab.

  • Familiarity with next generation and long-read library prep and sequencing.

  • Familiarity with bioinformatic analysis and/or signal processing analysis.

Contact: If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. Join us. Please search for Keyword R-152858

Posted November 4, 2022

Part-Time Research Assistant at CUIMC

Study Description:
Dr. Olajide Williams and Dr. Sidney Hankerson’s research team employs a community-based participatory research approach (CBPR) to engage African American churches and study participants to increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans. The Community Health Workers United to Reduce Colorectal and Cardiovascular Disease among people at Higher Risk (CHURCH) Study is a five-year study funded by the National Institute of Health. This study employs church-based Community Health Workers (CHWs) trained by Columbia  University’s Wellness Center Training Institute called ‘InTOuCH’ to compare the effect of Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) vs. Enhanced Usual Care (EUC) on colorectal cancer screening. The study aims to partner with 22 Black churches to compare  the effect of the SBIRT Intervention to Referral As Usual (RAU) (Usual Care) on guideline-concordant CRC Screening uptake; and to evaluate the effect of a culturally adapted ALIVE! Program (CAP) incorporated into the intervention arm on the dietary inflammatory score (DIS)  Approach.

Research Assistant Job Description:

We are providing a research assistant position for students who are passionate about undoing structural racism and promoting health equity. The CHURCH study partners with Black Churches in New York City to identify community members who are at risk for colorectal cancer  and connect them with colorectal cancer screening options. Working alongside community health workers, the study seeks to reduce health system mistrust and build health promotion capacity in the church and broader community. The study intervention follows the SBIRT model (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treat) with a two-part intervention involving motivational interviewing and the utilization of a culturally adapted web-based lifestyle coaching platform known as ALIVE!.

Contact: Email Tina Ting, MPH ([email protected]) with your resume and cover letter.

Posted November 3, 2022

Paid Internships at Bristol Myers Squibb

The program is a paid opportunity that runs from early June through mid-August and is for undergraduate Sophomores and above.  

Positions Available:

Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Translational Research Internship - Summer 2023

CV and FIB Translational Research Internship - Summer 2023

Contact: Anthony Sanfiz, [email protected]

Posted: October 18, 2022

Research Assistant in Kuo lab (CUIMC)

Job Description:

Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology at Columbia University, and the lab specializes in the translational research for the cerebellar disorders, using both mouse models and studying patients. We are currently looking for motivated Columbia undergraduate students to volunteer in the lab. The main focus is to study the cerebellar physiology in mouse models using single unit in vivo recording and optogenetic approaches. The students will learn how to approach the questions, under the supervision of Dr. Kuo, and a postdoc, Dr. Alex Fanning. In the past, we had good experience working with students and if contributed significantly, students are listed as co-authors in the publication. In addition, I am also a physician-scientist, who may be helpful for pre-med students.

Contact: Send CV and transcript to Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo, [email protected]

Posted: September 22, 2022

Intern, Structural Biology (Autism in the Workplace Program)

Job Description:

The Structural Biology intern will research molecular mechanisms of temperature sensing through the study of thermo-sensing proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. The internship will provide a learning opportunity to understand protein function at the level of atomic interactions using computational methods. Duties will include conducting a literature review to assess the current knowledge of molecular temperature sensors and using web-based tools to investigate
evolutionary relationships of proteins. The intern will learn how to use Linux based high-performance computing clusters to perform simulations of proteins of interest. The intern will also use and/or create scripts/programs to analyze simulation data. They will report interesting findings through either a written report or oral presentation.
This is a 12-week paid onsite internship at our New York City offices.


  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree, or degree in progress, in biology, biochemistry or related life sciences
  • Core Requirements
    • Familiarity and comfort with reading scientific research articles
    • Basic understanding of protein structure and the 20 essential amino acids
    • Proficiency using the Linux command line is helpful but not required
    • Experience with a scripting and/or programming language is helpful but not required

Contact: Autistic individuals who are interested in applying can visit our careers page and submit their application materials online. For questions about this opportunity, please contact Valeria Merino at [email protected]

Posted: September 16, 2022

Undergraduate Research Assistant – Gharavi Lab, CUIMC

Job Description: Interested in genetics, immunology, nephrology, and precision medicine? Want to get involved in bench to bedside research?

The Gharavi lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Department of Nephrology, Division of Medicine is looking for motivated students to be a research assistant.

As a research assistant: the work performed will involve genetic investigations of kidney diseases in humans and in animal models. This work will have direct relevance to clinical medicine, particularly to the pathophysiology of renal disease in humans. You will be conducting standard molecular and genetic analysis experiments designed to resolve the genetic basis of kidney disease in human and murine models.  These will involve preparation of genomic DNA from human blood or mouse tissue for genotyping.  Other experiments may include expression studies using Northern analysis, protein gels with Western blotting and quantitative PCR analyses, as well as experiments requiring cell culture. The student will also analyze DNA and RNA sequence data and will gain exposure to analysis and validation of Next-Gen sequencing data. The student will also perform cell culture and flow cytometry. This work will teach you how to use and analyze data of key technologies in molecular biology, immunology, and bioinformatics, and give you the opportunity to work in the exciting field of translational genomic research. The work would ideally lead to co-authorship on a publication.  No prior experience in molecular biology and no computational skills are expected, just the desire to learn and work hard.

The position would require coming in at least 10 hours per week.

Please note that this is not a paid position but could be used for research credit.

Duration: A sophomore or junior student who can work with us at least through Summer 2022, is preferable, but we will also consider seniors who could potentially become a paid technician in 2022-23.

Contact: If interested, please email Dr. Nicholas Steers ([email protected]) with a brief resume detailing any previous research experience. Selected applicants will be invited for an informal interview. 

Casual Admin Job

5 hours/week – flexible (salary commensurate with experience, min $15/hr)

Provides administrative and clerical support for a senior faculty member --- managing calendar, correspondence, travel arrangements, reimbursements, files and records. Other related duties as assigned.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.   Remote working can be arranged for some or all of the time.

*Resume required for consideration of application.*  

Administrative experience required.   Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written) skills required; strong proofreading skills essential; high-level attention to detail required. Experience with Excel preferred.  

Contact: If interested, please send resume to [email protected]

Posted: September 14, 2022

Full-time Job Opportunities

Research Technician in Nectow lab at CUIMC

Job Description: A technician position is available in the Nectow Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. The Nectow Lab is comprised of scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds and expertise. Broadly, we explore how the brain regulates energy balance, a critical process that is required for survival. Specifically, using state-of-the-art techniques, we study the mechanisms through which neural circuits in the brainstem regulate food intake and energy expenditure. We are also actively developing novel technologies to better understand brain function. The successful applicant will learn and implement basic molecular and behavioral techniques, including immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, animal work, in vivo calcium imaging, and/or functional manipulations of neural circuits (e.g. optogenetics, chemogenetics).

Job Responsibilites: Candidates that have significant prior experience (>1 year) in neuroscience, molecular biology, or engineering labs are particularly encouraged to apply. Extensive training will be provided by our laboratory, but the candidate would ideally have some working familiarity with either basic techniques in neuroscience (e.g., behavior, immunohistochemistry, stereotaxic mouse surgery) or molecular biology (e.g., cloning, PCR, etc.). However, regardless of prior experience and/or background, we are always looking for individuals of exceptional talent and creativity in diverse scientific fields. This position is ideal for students who have recently graduated from college with a degree in science/engineering and are looking to apply to graduate and/or medical school within the next year or two. Many former technicians have subsequently attended top medical and/or graduate schools.

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following (or related fields) is required: biology (neuroscience, molecular biology), engineering (biomedical, chemical), applied math, chemistry, computer science, and/or physics.

Contact: Interested applicants should reach out directly to Alexander Nectow ([email protected]) with a cover letter and CV. To learn more about our lab and work, please visit

Posted March 16, 2023

Research Techician at the Weissman lab (MIT)

About the lab: The Weissman Lab at the Whitehead Institute (in affiliation with MIT) studies how cells ensure that proteins fold into their correct shape, as well as the role of protein misfolding in disease and normal physiology. The lab is widely recognized for building innovative tools for broadly exploring organizational principles of biological systems. These include ribosome profiling, which globally monitors protein translation, CRIPSRi/a for controlling the expression of human genes and rewiring the epigenome, and lineage tracing tools, to record the history of cells. More information can be found on the lab’s website:

Job Description: Under the guidance of two senior postdoctoral associates, you will be helping to develop and implement new functional genomics tools for mammalian system that will enable the team to tackle a wide range of biological questions. This position will involve working with multiple researchers to support their science – including assisting with cloning and cell culturing – so this would be an ideal opportunity for a hardworking, passionate, self-motivated professional who enjoys balancing multiple priorities and is looking for a 2-3 year career experience before beginning graduate school or medical school.

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences is required.'
  • Previous hands-on research experience working in a laboratory is required.
  • Understanding of basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.).
  • Previous experience with tissue culture of mammalian cells and/or molecular cloning is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive and self-motivated mentality with an eagerness to learn and grow.
  • Proficient computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Contact: Please include a list of three (3) professional references with contact information as part of your application. Apply via the application portal.

Posted March 16, 2023

Research Technician in Hwang lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Job Description: The research technician will design and execute experimental protocols in support of the diverse research efforts in the laboratory. Specific responsibilities and skills that will be developed through this role include but are not limited to leading edge spatial proteotranscriptomics, multiplexed confocal/immunofluorescence imaging, single-cell and -nucleus RNA-sequencing and multiomics, blood/plasma multiomics, advanced 2D and 3D cell culture techniques, molecular cloning/lentiviral transduction/CRISPR genetic engineering, mouse colony management, survival surgeries and orthotopic pancreatic transplants, dorsal root ganglion dissections and neuronal culture techniques, live cell imaging and neurite tracking, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, qPCR, drug screens, and flow cytometry. Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. – pipetting, cell and tissue culture, etc.) Maintains laboratory notebook Understands and applies basic scientific techniques Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of results Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment May perform independent literature searches Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation A Research Technician II performs the duties of a Research Technician I (above) and may also: Execute protocols of non-routine experiments Assist the PI(s) with determining the most suitable methodology Perform basic design and modification of protocols Calculate, transcribe and analyze data Prepare and present reports Organize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques. Organize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation. Participate in the design of experiments or field work.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is required before the anticipated start date, with prior laboratory experience in laboratory cancer biology and/or neuroscience preferred. This position is full time.

Contact: To formally apply please go to, and search for job ID# 3216413. In addition to this you may send your resume, short summary of prior academic/research experiences and career goals, and a list of personal/professional references to Serena Sullivan at [email protected] and William Hwang, MD, PhD at [email protected].

Posted March 16, 2023

Research Trainee in Achker lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Job Description: The research trainee will be involved and trained in techniques relevant to our translational research program exploring the human immune response to tuberculosis. The focus will be on identifying antibody
responses to M. tuberculosis antigens that could serve as biomarkers or correlates of protection against TB. This will include techniques such as the culturing of mycobacteria, the production of antigens, human sample preparations, data recording, and the performance and analysis of antibody detection assays such as immunoblots, ELISAs, and microarrays. In addition, the trainee will help with breeding a colony of humanized mice, and will specifically be involved in genotyping offspring.


Please note: Applicants must be able to make at least a two-year, full-time commitment to the lab. Based on performance, the research trainee will have the opportunity to move on to a lab technician position in their second year. This will confer extra responsibilities including more independence and data analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior laboratory experience with bachelors in biology or a related scientific field ∙ Broad skill base in standard techniques (such as ELISA, Western Blot, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, and protein purification)
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and have at least a simple understanding of scientific literature
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and self-directed work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior mouse experience
  • Specific research experience and/or extensive coursework in microbiology and immunology
  • Experience using GraphPad Prism and Endnote

Contact: If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Please do not directly contact the lab by phone, unless otherwise stated. First round interviews will be held through Zoom. Depending on the situation, a second in-person interview might be required.

Posted March 16, 2023

Research Assistant positions in cancer biology at CUIMC

Job Description: The Abate-Shen laboratory in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking to recruit hard-working, ambitious, and energetic individuals as part of their research team. Research in the Abate-Shen laboratory is focused on cancer biology, with an emphasis on the generation and analyses of mouse models of cancer. The research assistant will assist post-doctoral fellows and other research staff in their analyses of mouse models of cancer, and will assist in the day-to-day operation of the laboratory. 

This is an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors seeking gap year opportunities, as well as for undergraduates seeking part-time research opportunities. Our laboratory is located on the health sciences campus, see our website @

Contact: For information or to apply contact Dr. Abate-Shen @ [email protected].

Posted March 2, 2023

Research Assistant positions in computational biology at CUIMC

Job Description: The Abate-Shen laboratory in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking to recruit hard-working, ambitious, and energetic individuals as part of their research team. Research in the Abate-Shen laboratory is focused on cancer biology, with an emphasis on the generation and analyses of mouse models of cancer. We have positions open for research assistant who are well versed in computational and statistical analyses applied to biological research. A basic understanding of standard techniques and tools to analyze bioinformatics data is essential. The position entails supporting post-doctoral members of the lab with computational analyses of different types of biological data in a wide range of projects related to understanding the transcriptome features of prostate and bladder cancer by interrogating mouse models and evaluating their association with human prostate cancer.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors seeking gap year opportunities, as well as for undergraduates seeking part-time research opportunities. Our laboratory is located on the health sciences campus, see our website @

Contact: For information or to apply contact Dr. Abate-Shen @ [email protected].

Posted March 2, 2023

Two-year research associate position – New York University

Job Description: The laboratory of Dr. Gilad Evrony at NYU School of Medicine is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms by which the genome builds the brain and to identifying the molecular–genetic defects underlying diseases of the brain whose causes are not known. The lab is focused on creating foundational new technologies for genomics and neuroscience in order to answer these questions, especially single-cell genomics technologies. We also aim to accelerate the implementation of genomics in clinical medicine, especially for children with rare undiagnosed diseases. This position will be responsible for conducting independent basic research conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Evrony and other laboratory scientists. This position is suitable for building a portfolio of research accomplishments in preparation for applying to medical or graduate school. The laboratory is located within NYU's Center for Human Genetics & Genomics, Institute for Systems Genetics, and the Neuroscience Institute.

Learn more about the Evrony lab at

Requirements: To qualify you must be a College graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical or Physical Sciences. A commitment of two years is required.

Salary range: NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $42,900.00 – $55,510.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.

Contact: To apply go to:

Posted March 1, 2023

Research Technician at Simon Lab at Weill Cornell

Job Description

Exciting opportunity to have a big impact on the long-term direction and culture of a new laboratory at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC. We study the biology of axons in the nervous system with the goal to  discover the molecules that control their survival as a window to understand the process of neurodegeneration. Our second interest is in the complex interactions between axons and tumors, which are  increasingly appreciated as a major determinant of cancer progression. This is a research-focused position that presents substantial opportunity for independent projects and the opportunity to publish.  It is best suited for ambitious, enthusiastic recent college graduates with an interest in future graduate or medical studies. You will receive substantial mentoring from the lab head and senior lab  members, including help with graduate/medical applications.

A minimum two-year commitment is required. The position starts in Summer, 2023.


David Simon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Medicine
[email protected]

Posted February 8, 2023

Clinical and Nonclinical Research Positions at Tisch MSRCNY

Job Descriptions are linked above. Please visit our website for more information

Contact: We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send cover letter, CV (please include your GPA), and names of three references to [email protected] . Please specify “Clinical Research Assistant Application” or Research Assistant Application in the e-mail.

Posted February 3, 2023

Research Technician at Maus Lab at Massachussetts General Hospital

Job Description

The laboratory focuses primarily on translational research projects in immunotherapy, where the major goal is to design and evaluate next-generation genetically modified human T cells as therapeutic agents in cancer and other diseases. Our pre-clinical research focus is on human T cell biology and discovery and design of novel synthetic antigen receptors; we also discover and rationally test modifications that could enable T cells to overcome barriers to the eradication of tumors. In our immune monitoring group, we investigate mechanisms of  toxicity, efficacy, and resistance in samples obtained from patients receiving immunotherapies.

The applicant will be expected to become proficient in molecular biology and immunology techniques (cloning, PCR, western blot, cell culture, flow cytometry) and be involved with processing and culture of human blood samples. The applicant will maintain all data generated in a laboratory notebook, analyze data through a variety of computer programs (Excel, Prism, FlowJo), and participate in weekly lab meetings. The applicant may assist in preparing and editing manuscripts from data generated in research projects. There will also be an option to  shadow physicians at the MGH if a clinical experience is desired by the applicant. Mentorship and preparation for medical or graduate school will be provided.

The laboratory is currently composed of upwards of 25 researchers, including MD, MD-PhD and post-doctoral fellows, PhD and master’s students, technicians and staff scientists. The laboratory is located in Charlestown, MA, 02129. We are looking for a 2-year commitment for  this position.

Contact If you are interested in this position, please email Emily Silva [email protected] with your CV and a brief description of your goals from this research experience.

Posted January 31, 2023

Research Assistant Position in Pancreatic Cancer at Harvard Medical School

Job Description
An enthusiastic and highly skilled research assistant is sought for an exciting opportunity in the Genetics Division of the Mass General Brigham, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School. On our research team (, you will be exposed to cutting-edge methodologies including single cell and spatial transcriptomics and epigenomics to study novel regulators of pancreas development, inflammation, and cancer using mouse models and patient samples. Knowledge gained from these studies will help pioneer novel interception and treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer.

This position will serve as a superb foundation for individuals interested in a career in medicine and/or biomedical research. On our team, you will have access to an outstanding intellectual and collaborative environment that includes:

  • the Hale Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Dana-Farber, a lively community of investigators with diverse interests for collaborative projects on pancreatic cancer ( of which the Nissim Lab is a member
  • the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program
  • the Longwood Medical Area of Harvard Medical School including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Boston Children’s Hospital

With close access to resources across the larger Boston biomedical community, this is an unparalleled opportunity for research in an exciting and fun environment. The mentor, a physician-scientist, has a long tradition of integrating research assistants into all scientific aspects of the team and helping them achieve their career goals that have included medical school, graduate school, or industry.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in biology, biochemistry, genetics, mathematics, chemistry, or a related science field
  • Research experience with an outstanding academic record
  • Experience with mouse work preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and initiative to learn and work independently
  • Professionalism; good interpersonal and communication skills

A commitment of 2 years is expected

Contact: Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] or visit us at!

Posted January 31, 2023

Research Assistant in Wainger Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital

We are a young and vibrant group applying biological, physiological and computational tools to understand and identify new treatments for motor and sensory neuron diseases. The laboratory is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic research assistant with experience in molecular biology and in particular stem cell biology to support preclinical studies related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and pain. The research technician will contribute to the intellectual development of a project, attend and present at lab meetings, and engage  in the scientific community through opportunities to attend conferences and publish papers. The major responsibilities will include stem cell culture and differentiation, analysis of molecular disease-related phenotypes using patient and control as well as gene-edited iPSC lines,  quantitative analysis of expression and sequence data, general molecular biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry, RNA isolation and PCR to analyze cells of interest. Additional work will include assistance with ordering, laboratory maintenance and animal husbandry.  The candidate must be able to make a two-year commitment.


  • Stem cell culture and differentiation
  • High-content imaging and physiology (calcium imaging/ optogenetics)
  • Bioinformatic analysis of expression and sequence data
  • Mouse brain and spinal cord dissection
  • Purification of RNA and PCR
  • Perform tasks associated with ordering, animal husbandry, and lab uptake
  • Grant applications & protocols for Biosafety, Animals, and IRB
  • May assist with training other personnel


Must be an enthusiastic, diligent and professional team player with excellent time management skills. Meticulous detail about laboratory techniques and documentation are required, as are the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. The candidate must possess  excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires accurately maintaining records of laboratory work in sufficient detail for reproduction of the experiments, organizing, analyzing and summarizing acquired data. The candidate may assist with drafting or  contributing to the preparation of research papers, manuscripts or other documents for publication and/or presentation.

EDUCATION: BA/BS in neurobiology, molecular biology, or related field
EXPERIENCE: One year of previous relevant laboratory work experience strongly

Contact: Please contact and include cover letter, CV, and transcript: [email protected]

Posted January 30, 2023

Computational Research Associate (Postbaccalaureate Program) in Statistical Genetics, Singh Lab

The Singh lab ( at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center is looking for a motivated (post-baccalaureate) computational research associate to contribute to method development and analysis in statistical genetics of brain disorders. The candidate will apply statistical methods to analyze genetic and phenotypic data from clinical collections and population biobanks that include tens to hundreds of thousands of individuals. The position is for two years, starting this summer or earlier, with the possibility of an extension.

For more information (job description, responsibilities, qualifications, mentoring plan, and salary) and to apply, please visit

Other information:

The position offers a unique opportunity to participate in a multi-institute research environment in New York City, with collaboration opportunities. Your work will support the building and strengthening of the neuropsychiatric genetics program at the NYGC and Columbia Psychiatry.  You are encouraged to learn from and engage with other researchers in lecture series, grand rounds, and academic events at these centers and institutes, which include work in statistical genetics, functional genomics, basic neuroscience, and clinical translation. In addition to leading research in our team, you can access resources for professional advancement and skill development at the NYGC and Columbia, which will help you continue your academic or industry career.

Salary and Work Flexibility:
The pay range for this position is $58,000 to $63,000 per year; the base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The NYGC offers a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits and generous time off. NYGC has established a flexible work policy to allow employees and other staff to balance work, personal commitments, and commuting challenges. The incumbent in this position is eligible for a flexible work schedule or hybrid remote work arrangement (working onsite at least two days per week) with supervisory approval.

Contact: Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions.

Posted January 27, 2023

Research Technician, Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute at Columbia University

The Zuker Lab is interested in the mechanisms underlying signal processing and information transfer in sensory systems. They use the mammalian taste system and the gut-brain axis to understand how the brain modulates body physiology. Taste behaviors are exquisitely modulated by the internal state (e.g. hunger, satiety, emotion, and expectation), thus they provide a powerful model for the dissection of brain circuits integrating the senses with our physiological and emotional states. For more information about the Zuker lab and their research, please visit

Job Description:

As a Research Technician, you are an organized, responsible, teamwork-oriented individual who can work collaboratively with graduate students, postdocs, and other technicians in support of the lab’s research goals. You will be responsible for performing various behavioral and systems neuroscience techniques and experiments, and assisting with general laboratory maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate looking to stay within the lab at least 2-3 years before moving on to their next opportunity or graduate/medical school.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or the biological sciences.
  • Prior hands-on experience working in a research environment.
  • Prior experience with standard biological techniques (immunostaining, in-situ hybridization, PCR, and gel electrophoresis) preferred.
  • Prior experience handling and utilizing rodent models preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail. Ability to use good judgment in managing deadlines and responding to inquiries.
  • Strong enthusiasm to learn new techniques and expand your scientific knowledge.

Contact: For more information, please contact [email protected].  

Posted January 25, 2023

Laboratory Research Technician, Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Laboratory Aim: To advance cell therapies for solid tumors

Detailed description: candidates will learn advanced topics in oncology and immunotherapy, and become proficient in state-of-the-art techniques in applied immunology and cellular engineering (namely, Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, CRISPR/Cas9-based functional screens, mouse models, genetics, in vivo tracking of cells using bioluminescence, and cytometry). The ideal candidate will actively seek to understand the science behind the experiments, take ownership of their work, and present at meetings and conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and as a team member, learn complex tasks with general instruction
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, with courses in molecular and cell biology
  • 1+ years experience in a life sciences laboratory

Contact: Interested applicants can send a CV/resume to [email protected]

Posted January 5, 2023

Researcher, CRISPR Genome Editing, Hematology, Tsai Lab at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Tsai lab is a collaborative, creative, and fun academic lab groups at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, focused on advancing genome editing technologies for therapeutic treatment of diseases like sickle cell disease and cancer. We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Researcher to help us advance state-of-the-art genome editing approaches for therapeutics by protein engineering of improved editors. We care deeply about the success of our scientists and this is a unique opportunity to learn about genomics while improving confidence in the safety of genome editing therapies. We are highly supportive of candidates who wish to pursue a PhD in the future, and 4 of 4 recent lab members in this position have gone on to highly competitive PhD programs.

Job Description: You will join a highly collaborative and fast-paced team to advance methods for defining biological consequences of genome editing of human T cells. You would have opportunities to work on exciting projects that include:

  • Engineering novel genome editors in therapeutically-relevant human cells
  • Optimizing pre-clinical CRISPR gene editing strategies for treatment of sickle cell disease
  • Developing new high-throughput assays to measure the genome-wide specificities and activities of genome editors

 You would learn valuable laboratory skills that include: Molecular cloning, next-generation sequencing, mammalian cell culture, transfection, genome editing, and use of liquid handling automation.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Protein engineering of CRISPR genome editors with improved activity and specificities.
  • Testing of genome editors in context of editing human hematopoietic stem cells for treatment of sickle cell disease.
  • Analyze experimental outcomes and develop high-quality summaries towards manuscripts and grant applications.
  • Draft manuscripts and figures for publication in high-impact journals.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A B.S. in a relevant field, such as molecular and cell biology, genetics, or genomics.
  • 1 year or more of hands-on, research laboratory experience.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills.

St. Jude Benefits

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s leading pediatric hospitals whose mission is to advances cures for catastrophic childhood diseases. Consistent with the vision of our founder, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or ability to pay. St. Jude has been consistently named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune, GlassDoor, and others. St. Jude offers excellent benefits, great salary, help with relocation, and actively fosters professional development. As part of your role, you will have opportunities to attend and present at national and international meetings such as ASGCT, ASH, Keystone Genome Engineering, CSHL Genome Editing, and FASEB Genome Engineering.

Contact: Apply now to join our talented team! Please include your resume and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Tsai who will read and review all qualified applications. If you have questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Dr. Tsai ([email protected]).

Posted January 5, 2023

Jobs and Career Opportunities

Green Corps - The Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. Learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our environment. Our program starts with intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. For example, Lauren Karpinski, an organizer from the Green Corps Class of 2019, brought together a coalition of 40 groups that helped win a landmark solar energy bill in Arkansas.

We’re accepting the top 20 candidates for our 2023-2024 program. Graduates will join our more than 400 alumni who are leading environmental campaigns and organizations across the country. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, apply and learn more. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2023 with introductory classroom training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. Please contact Renee Wellman at [email protected] with additional questions

LifeSci NYC Internship Program

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program offers the chance to complete a single application to gain access to paid internship and f/t job opportunities at dozens of NYC life sciences companies and organizations. Students from all majors are eligible to apply, as a wide range of science, tech, and business roles are offered.

Bridge to PhD at MSKCC

The MSK Bridge program aims to provide post-baccalaureate trainees from traditionally underrepresented (URM) groups with a strong foundation in science and research, as well as guided mentoring that will help them successfully transition into biomedical PhD programs. Successful applicants to the program — known as Bridge Scholars — will conduct a research project in one of MSK’s scientific laboratories for up to 24 months. The overarching goal of MSK Bridge is to increase the participation of URM scientists in biomedical fields.

Bridge Scholars will receive a stipend of $41,000 per year. Health benefits are included. Housing will be available through MSK. MSK Bridge is part of the Maximizing Excellence in Research Education and Training (MERIT) program and is supported by Dr. Charles and Susan Sawyers, the Center for Experimental Immuno-Oncology, and for those entering computational labs, the Computational Oncology Program.

Tutoring with Thinking Caps Group

Thinking Caps is a boutique tutoring company that provides the following services to NYC-area students:

·  Study and executive functioning skills instruction

·  Individualized subject tutoring (including English, math, foreign languages, and science)

·  Test prep support (ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SAT subject tests, etc.)

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Teach for America

Spend two years teaching math or science in schools in low-income areas.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

American Society for Human Genetics

Explore careers in Genetics posted to the ASHG job board.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Associate for Primate Veterinarians

Explore careers in the field of primatology on the AVP job board.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

Explore careers in the field of Marine Biology on the MATE job board.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Mailman School of Public Health

Explore careers in Public Health using Mailman Career Link.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Jobs in Evolutionary Biology

Explore careers in Evolutionary Biology using a job board hosted by McMaster University.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Jobs in Cell Biology

Explore careers in Cell Biology using a job board hosted by The American Society for Cell Biologists.

Dates of hire: Ongoing

Jobs in Conservation Biology

Explore careers in Conservation Biology using a job board hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology

Dates of hire: Ongoing


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