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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52135BRAuto req ID:52135BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

College level coursework in molecular biology, and at least one year of work experience in axolotl data acquisition and analysis, utilizing relevant molecular biology and histology skills.

Additional Qualifications:

Basic programming skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse team

Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.

  • May be required to work with and handle lab-based animals

  • May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.

  • May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

    Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:The research assistant will use existing single-cell RNAseq analysis pipelines to classify cell types in homeostatic and regenerating tissues. He/she/they will prioritize cell types and genes for experimental validation and further study. The applicant will provide support for ongoing research studies, by executing tasks involving primer design, PCR, cloning, RNA prep, cDNA library construction, qPCR, as well as tissue harvesting and processing, immunohistochemistry, RNA in situ hybridization. The candidate will supervise the work of two undergraduate researchers, who will assist with histology and downstream functional analyses in axolotls.School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

Working under the specific direction of the PI, the research assistant will perform experimental and computational analyses designed to identify mechanisms of regeneration in axolotls.