Sherwood Lab: Research Assistant

We are seeking outstanding candidates for a research technician position focusing on advanced genome engineering and gene therapy in the lab of Richard Sherwood in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School to start in the summer of 2021. Our lab uses CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and genomic screening approaches to understand gene regulation and develop treatments for genetic diseases.

The research technician position would involve stem cell culture, precision CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing techniques, genomic analysis, and molecular biology. A strong biology background and prior lab experience are required but not necessarily in the techniques mentioned above. Our lab also has a strong computational component, so computational background is helpful but not essential. Technicians are given autonomy to lead projects, and previously trained technicians have co-authored journal articles and moved on to MD and PhD programs. We are looking for someone who could commit 2 years to an exciting research position to prepare them for graduate/medical school. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for two references to

BWH & HMS are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.