Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE BREAKTHROUGHS OVER TIME. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases.. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.
At HHMI, you are not just an employee – you are a part of a creative and talented team with colleagues whose expertise ranges from biomedical research to investment management, from information technology to law. We encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment WHERE EMPLOYEES CAN FUNCTION AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working at HHMI are making a difference.
We currently have an opening for a LABORATORY ASSISTANT in the lab of Dr. Michael Brainard at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Brainard’s lab investigates the neural mechanisms that enable learning, and how those mechanisms differ across individuals and over the life span to give rise to variation in the capacity for learning. As a model, he uses behavioral, neurophysiological and genetic approaches to study vocal learning in songbirds. This role will be helping to support the science of the lab through assisting with general lab maintenance – such as glass washing, cage maintenance, and cleaning throughout the lab.
This is a part-time role, totaling approximately 15-20 hours/week.
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