Positions Available


  • 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 protein-DNA interactions and DNA regulatory elements by a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches in a variety of genomes, including human. These data will aid in understanding mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and the impact of genetic variation on gene expression and phenotypes.
    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 is ideal for a recent college graduate seeking to gain additional laboratory research experience.

    Required technical skills include: preparation of solutions and media, growth of bacterial cultures, DNA minipreps, 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 Gateway recombinational DNA cloning, PCR, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, Coomassie staining of protein gels, Western blots. Prior experience with the following techniques would be helpful: expression and purification of recombinant proteins, protein biochemistry, protein-DNA binding assays, chromatin immunoprecipitation, preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries, DNA or protein sequence analysis, reporter assays, fly sorting, mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemistry. Other duties will include maintaining equipment and supplies.
    Other requirements: 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 submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references via the BWH Careers website, Job Number 3056980:
    https://www.brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/careers/external-candidates-search-open-positions
    Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter if you would require visa sponsorship.

  • Highly motivated individuals interested in a postdoc 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 positions available for undergraduate students interested in experimental genomics.

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