Job Opportunities

Schepens Eye Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer who actively promotes a workplace that is collegial, unique and diverse.

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Research Assistant in Gene Therapy and Vision Science

We are looking to recruit a passionate research assistant in the field of vision research, retina to lead the development of innovation genetic therapies for inherited and common complex forms of blindness.  This position is available in the research group of Dr. Luk H. Vandenberghe at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, both part of Harvard Medical School.


This position will be part of the laboratory’s pre-clinical programs and specifically provide assistance and expertise in the handling of animal models and histological assessment of gene therapy interventions.  The ideal candidate has prior experience with animal handling and procedures, histology and sectioning, and an interest in the visual system.

Please submit applications and include:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. CV

  3. Three (3) referees with names and contact information and a single sentence describing your connection to the referees, 

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file with last name of the applicant.   Apply: : Req. 14-0223

The Schepens is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified females, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.