• Research Assistant - Behavioral Neuroscience

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant position in the behavioral neuroscience laboratory at MCPHS University in the School of Arts & Sciences.  This temporary position is funded through an active grant from NIMH to study sex-differences in inflammatory-induced fetal programming and the underlying epigenetic mechanisms that promote resiliency following exposure to environmental interventions. 


    • Performing sectioning and immunohistochemistry, microscopy/imaging, qPCR, western blot techniques and analysis
    • Ordering and lab support: Order and maintain lab supplies, materials, and equipment. Unpack received orders and arrange returns of damaged or incorrect orders. Maintain a clean, safe and functional laboratory.
    • Lab duty (as necessary): Preparation of general solutions, buffers, gels, etc. for molecular, cellular, and physiological experiments;
    • Assisting the Principal Investigator in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students to ensure good laboratory practice, scientific rigor, and safe engagement in meritorious research projects.

     Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.



    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, development or a related discipline
    • Demonstrated expertise in fluorescence microscopy, cellular imaging/microscopy, and molecular biology (RT-PCR, western blotting)
    • A genuine interest in the training and development of students at a primarily undergraduate university
    • Authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the position; no visa sponsorship will be provided.

    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical & dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.




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