Co-op Program

Our co-op program is a unique 6-month opportunity for undergraduates to immerse themselves in cutting-edge research while receiving financial support and college credit.

We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative research assistant to join our interdisciplinary team.

Description of duties:

  • Contribute to all aspects of experimental workflows including: planning experiments; creating DNA-barcoding reagents; extracting nuclei and DNA from human brain tissue; preparing molecular libraries for next generation sequencing (NGS); and protocol optimization.
  • Maintain meticulous records and document all experiments in the digital lab notebook.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or other quantitative area of science or engineering. Extensive course work could in some cases be equivalent to a major.
  • The university where the student is enrolled must have an established co-op program
  • 0-1 years of laboratory experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to critically read and discuss scientific research publications.
  • Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be comfortable working with human biological specimens and able to work onsite five days per week.

Northeastern University students, the co-op positions for fall 2024 have been filled. We will start recruiting for spring 2025 positions this summer.

Students at other universities, please send your CV and a cover letter to brain@broadinstitute.org with “Co-op Program” in the subject line.

University career centers interested in developing a relationship with our center, please email brain@broadinstitute.org with “Co-op Program” in the subject line.