Research Assistant in Experimental Evolution at Harvard

Research Assistant in Experimental and Molecular Evolution

Harvard University

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

A laboratory technician (research assistant) position is available with Dr. Betül Kacar, Group Leader within the Edwards Laboratory at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

The researcher will contribute to the development of a new experimental approach that involves reconstructing ancient molecular components and observing their biological function in modern bacterial cells through experimental evolution. This will generate experimental systems consisting of viable modern-ancient hybrid bacterial organisms amenable to biological, biochemical and genetic characterization. The position will be based at the main campus of Harvard University, with access to resources available
through the Organismic and Evolutionary Department and the FAS Center for Systems Biology. The position includes competitive salary and full benefits, and is for 1 year in duration with potential extension to 2 or more years.


This opening is for a highly motivated researcher with expertise in any of the following areas: experimental evolution, molecular and cell biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics/genomics. The position includes competitive salary and full benefits, and is for 1 year with potential extension to 2 or more years. The minimal requirement for this position is a bachelors or masters in molecular and cell biology, bacterial genetics, evolutionary biology or a closely related field.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Betül by email: with a description of their research interests, skill set and a CV describing relevant experience.

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