Positions Available


  • Highly motivated individuals interested in a postdoctoral position in the Bulyk Lab are encouraged to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and cover letter by email. In the cover letter, be sure to indicate the desired duration of the position, your anticipated start date, and your longer-term research interests and career goals. Please be sure to indicate whether you will require visa sponsorship and/or funding. Please note that all postdocs are expected to apply for their own independent fellowship funding.

  • There are positions available for graduate and medical students interested in computational and/or experimental genomics, including technology development. (Please read this if you are interested in working with me but are not yet a student in a graduate program at Harvard or MIT.) Graduate students outside of one of the graduate programs of which I am a member should first contact their graduate program director(s) to find out what their program rules are regarding doing a rotation and Ph.D. research in my lab.

  • There are research positions available for undergraduate students interested in experimental and/or computational genomics. Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply by sending an email, including a curriculum vitae. In the email, indicate your desired start date and approximate number of hours per week available for research.
  • There is a technical research assistant position available for a highly motivated individual with prior on-the-job experience in a molecular biology research lab. This position will focus on studies of alternative RNA transcripts by CRISPR-based and single-cell RNA-Seq approaches in human breast cancer cells and by high-throughput biochemical assays. This project aims to reveal mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and the roles of alternative transcripts, such as those arising from alternative splicing, on gene regulation and phenotypes in human breast cancer cells.

    Required skills include: preparation of solutions and media; growth of bacterial cultures; DNA mini- and midi-preps; preparation of DNA samples for Sanger sequencing and analysis of sequencing results; transformation of bacterial cells; preparation of E. coli glycerol stocks; restriction enzyme based or Gibson assembly DNA cloning; PCR; DNA and protein gel electrophoresis; Western blots; mammalian cell culture. Prior experience with the following techniques would be helpful: RNA purification; lentiviral transduction of mammalian cells; single-cell techniques; cloning oligonucleotide libraries; preparation of Illumina DNA sequencing libraries; techniques in protein biochemistry. Other duties will include maintaining equipment and supplies.

    This position provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research in transcriptional regulation and genomics, and offers a stimulating, academic environment, and the opportunity to work in a team setting involving experimental and computational scientists. This position also offers the opportunity to gain valuable written and oral communication skills, and the possibility for co-authorship on publications and future supervisory roles. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate (or a student graduating in Spring 2022) seeking to gain additional laboratory research experience.

    A recent Bachelor of Science degree in a biological science or related field is required. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in another area of concentration may be considered if the applicant has had significant coursework in the sciences, has the required prior laboratory work experience, and demonstrates strong potential. Applicant must have basic Linux proficiency and some computer programming experience. A flexible work schedule is required. Fluent command of spoken and written English is absolutely required.

    To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to: bulyk_admin [at] genetics [dot] med [dot] harvard [dot] edu. Applicants will also be required to submit their application via the BWH Careers website, Job Number 3184990: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/bwh/jobsearch.ftl

    Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter if you would require visa sponsorship.



    • Inquiries regarding other positions should be addressed to:
      mlbulyk [at] genetics [dot] med [dot] harvard [dot] edu