Research Assistant Position: Molecular Imaging for Alzheimer’s Disease and Biomarker Discovery

Research Assistant Position: Molecular Imaging for Alzheimer’s Disease and Biomarker Discovery
Dr. Biyue Zhu and Dr. Chongzhao Ran, Massachusetts General Hospital
fall 2021


Dr. Chongzhao Ran’s lab at Massachusetts General Hospital is working on developing molecular imaging methods for Alzheimer’s disease at preclinical stages. Over the past decade, the lab has developed several optical imaging probes and PET tracers for amyloid beta plaques, one of the hallmarks for Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, the lab has initiated a program to seek low-cost diagnosis methods for Alzheimer’s disease through biomarker discovery in serum and plasma. The most used techniques in the lab include: organic synthesis, cell culture, ELISA, western blotting, histological staining, protein detection, and small animal imaging. Responsibilities: Performing hands-on experiments in the lab, data analysis, data reporting, writing manuscript draft, and participating lab meetings. Requirements and Expectations: work hours are flexible, and no prior experience is required. Additional Information: The lab is located at Navy Yard, Charlestown. https://www.martinos.org/investigator/chongzhao-ran/ and https://scholar.harvard.edu/ranlab/home. The position is in-person. To Apply: please send your request to cran@mgh.harvard.edu. (posted 9/2021)