Job Offer #2024-NHV-J01 open until June 15, 2024

Research Assistant Position Complex Human Ex Vivo Models of Tissue Inflammation

17 days left to apply!

About BioMed X

BioMed X is an independent research institute with sites in Heidelberg, Germany, New Haven, Connecticut, XSeed Labs in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and a world-wide network of partner locations. We operate at the interface between academia and industry, performing biomedical research and drug discovery & development in the fields of oncology, immunology, neuroscience, platform technologies, and artificial intelligence. All our research projects are sponsored by leading pharmaceutical companies and conducted by early-career scientists recruited from the best schools around the world. The combination of global crowdsourcing with local incubation of the best research talents and ideas allows us to solve the biggest challenges in biomedical research. We stand for free, creative, and curiosity-driven research combined with a solid validation of results, timelines, and deliverables. We serve a large purpose in advancing translational biomedicine by leveraging synergies and fostering cross-pollination across disciplines.

About the Team

Arteries are crucial to maintain health and are compromised in multiple diseases. Current in vitro and in vivo models to study this complex tissue are labor-intensive and insufficient to understand human disease initiation, development, and resolution. Our group Complex Human Ex Vivo Models of Tissue Inflammation (CHM), led by Dr. Alicia Cutler, is bridging this gap by generating a de novo 3D in vitro artery with sufficient complexity to recapitulate key characteristics of arterial structure and function to mimic disease. We will deploy this organotypic human arterial model to investigate the generation, progression, and resolution of vasculitis with the long-term goal of advancing patient treatment and curing disease.

The Position

We are looking for highly enthusiastic researchers to support our efforts with their intellectual power and technical excellence. You will have responsibilities carrying out experiments, analyzing data, presenting findings, and supporting smooth functioning of the lab. The ideal candidate would have a BS degree in cell/molecular biology or biomedical engineering combined with strong experience in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique.

Required skills

  • Mastery of basic laboratory skills (pipetting, dilutions, concentration calculations, etc.)
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture
  • Basic theoretical knowledge in statistics
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Additional skills that would be an asset

  • Experience with immunocytochemistry or immunohistochemistry
  • Experience with hydrogels or 3D culture systems
  • Experience with molecular or biochemical assays

Candidates are requested to submit

  • Cover letter explaining the reasons of interest to join our team
  • Curriculum Vitae outlining scientific interests, research achievements, a record of publications, future personal goals, and extra-scientific passions
  • 2 references

What we offer

  • International, diverse, and positive work atmosphere, flexible working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Access to a vast network in science and industry
  • Employee benefits plan

The position is sponsored by AbbVie. Please submit your application to the attention of Dr. Alicia Cutler before June 15th, 2024, via our online Career Space. Applicants will be reviewed and interviewed on a rolling basis and the position is available to fill starting July 1st, 2024.

At BioMed X we embrace diversity as we consider it the source of innovation. We are committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.


BioMed X Institute

55 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Contact: Dr. Alicia Cutler

Phone: +1 203 8004630



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