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Key Responsibilities:
  • Investigate and interpret scientific literature to identify and classify potential novel targets.
  • Analyze transcriptomic and proteomic datasets to evaluate genes/proteins based on various metrics (e.g., abundance, enrichment, literature rating).
  • Participate in cell isolation experiments, to isolate different endothelial cells from human samples from different organs.
  • Design and execute experiments to validate novel targets using in vivo models to test BBB transport of antibody panels and labelled receptor ligands.
  • Summarize, present, and share key findings with an interdisciplinary, scientific team in a cogent, organized manner.
  • Collaborate with other researchers to address and solve new challenges and unanticipated problems as they arise.
  • Work as independently as possible, in a detail-oriented, self-driven manner.

We are currently seeking an intern to participate in the brain transport target discovery program. The position is unpaid. The applicant must either receive academic credit and be able to fund their own travel and living expenses for the internship, or have secured an external source of fellowship support if there is no academic credit being granted for the internship.

What you’ll need
  • Applicants must hold a BSc and/or MSc degree in the field of Biology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, or a closely related discipline. PhD holders are not eligible for this position.
  • Soft Skills: communication, adaptability, independent thinking, efficiency, self-drive
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel),
  • Scientific Skills: design and implementation of scientific protocols, analysis of scientific literature and datasets, knowledge of proteins / genes / neurodegenerative disorders
  • Experience with transcriptomics or proteomics
  • Experience with cell isolation techniques

Starting: August 2023 (flexible)
Duration: 6 months to 1 year

More information: https://wyss.harvard.edu/job/visiting-graduate-researcher-target-discovery-in-the-brain-targeting-program/

Where You Can Apply:

Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume and a cover letter describing research interests, goals, and why you would be a good fit for this program. Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line “Target Discovery Visiting Graduate Researcher”.