Research Technician

    • Boston, MA

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.

We are seeking a motivated Research Technician to join the Drosophila RNAi Screening Center (DRSC) and Transgenic RNAi Project (TRiP) within Dr. Norbert Perrimon's group at Harvard Medical School. The person hired will collaborate closely with Investigator and lab members on research resource projects including defining the scope of the projects, researching the scientific topics and technologies, and implementing appropriate solutions that meet project timelines. You will work day-to-day primarily on individual projects while functioning as part of an integrated team.


  • Use molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and other cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and quality analyze plasmid DNA and RNA reagents
  • Use lab automation and other approaches to help perform molecular biology techniques at large scale (in 96-well formats)
  • Input reagent and quality analysis information into laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Monitor new requests and input project completion information into an online facility request system
  • Maintain precise records of work
  • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers
  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects and develop new lab automation pipelines

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Prior practical experience with techniques described above & familiarity with underlying scientific principles
  • Ability to draft accurate scientific reports
  • Ability to apply experience to new techniques and protocols and learn complex tasks with general instruction
  • Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise

HHMI is an EOE

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