Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42417BR

Business Title Research Assistant I Lab

School/Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Research

Time Status Full-time

Schedule Monday - Friday9am - 5pm

Department Molecular and Cellular Biology

Salary Grade 052

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities The Hekstra lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is looking for a Research Assistant who can perform a number of tasks in the area of molecular biology, protein biochemistry, purification and crystallization as well as some general laboratory tasks. Duties will include: performing protein purification, mainly by column chromatography, recording performed work and results, designing and setting up crystallization trials, submitting ordering requests and other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications At least 2 years college or equivalent work experience, preferably in a laboratory or research environment. ​Knowledge of biology or biological sciences is required.

Additional Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or related discipline preferred, or equivalent of education plus relevant experience. Excellent organizational, communication, attention to detail, computer and communication skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team.

Additional Information This is a one year term position; however, candidates who are interested in a shorter duration of employment (three-month minimum term position) will be considered. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

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EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.