Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47971BRAuto req ID:47971BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2020Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or related field strongly preferred

  • Molecular biology experience preferred

  • Experience with deep sequencing, particularly RNAseq is preferred

  • Coding experience not needed but is a plus

  • Outstanding organization skills; strong attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent written and oral communication skills preferred

Additional Information:The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!Department:Immunology and Infectious DiseasesPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) was formed in 1997 when the Departments of Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cellular Toxicology and Tropical Public Health were merged. The department focuses on the biological, immunological, epidemiological and ecological aspects of viral, bacterial and protozoan diseases of animals and humans, including the vectors that transmit infectious agents. Research in the department's 12 laboratories is primarily focused on diseases of developing countries.

The successful candidate will conduct research studying the causative agent of tuberculosis, working under the leadership of the PI, Sarah Fortune, with other members of the lab. To learn more about the lab, please visit: https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/fortune-lab/.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to participate in a collaborated project for single cell transcriptome analysis for immune mechanisms against tuberculosis. The successful candidate will perform wet-lab experiments regarding single cell RNAseq from tuberculosis infected samples. After training and with lessened supervision, the incumbent will have the opportunity to independently perform experiments and data analysis. The successful candidate would be expected to communicate results to team members, coordinate sample tracking, and train incoming lab members on equipment and lab protocols.

As part of the Fortune laboratory, the candidate will also be responsible for other routine lab works such as:

  • Isolation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)

  • Strain construction

  • Other basic laboratory duties as assigned, such as ordering supplies and media preparation

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of June 30, 2020, with the possibility for extension.

PLEASE NOTE: The finalist for this position will be required to pass an occupational health screen.

PLEASE NOTE: Some hours outside the 9-5 work week and occasional weekend work may be required.

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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.