Research Assistant: Neurobiology of Sleep (full time)

Research Assistant: Neurobiology of Sleep
Prof. Tom Scammell, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, Boston
full-time post-graduation (start date 1 August 2019 but flexible)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant with a background in neurobiology who would like to apply a wide variety of research techniques. Our laboratory investigates the neurobiology of sleep; in particular, we hope to identify the neurotransmitters and neural pathways that underlie narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. The Research Assistant will use methods including immunohistochemistry, PCR and other molecular biology techniques, mouse colony management, rodent surgery, and physiologic recordings of sleep. Qualifications: BS or MS with college coursework in neurobiology, biology, and chemistry. At least 1 year of full time laboratory experience in immunohistochemistry, PCR, and research with rodents is preferred. The applicant should also have good organizational skills for ordering supplies and basic lab management. Other Information: Ideally, the applicant will join our lab for at least 2 years. Wage: dependent on experience. Days/Hours: 5 days/week, 8 hours/day, with some flexibility for independent workers. Company Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital with a long tradition of excellence in cutting-edge research. We are located in the Longwood medical area of Boston, the most active biomedical research community in the world. The BIDMC Department of Neurology performs research on a variety of topics involving neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural development, and neurodegeneration.  To Apply: Please apply on-line at and search for job # 30839BR. Please also email your cover letter and C.V. to Tom Scammell, M.D., Professor of Neurology, (posted 7/2019)