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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50653BRAuto req ID:50653BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Aug-2020Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • College background or equivalent in experience in Molecular Biology, Neurobiology or Cell Biology required.

  • At least one-year laboratory experience (relevant coursework may count towards experience).

  • Cell culture experience (preferably human induced pluripotent stem cells) is required.

Additional Qualifications:B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in molecular biology, neurobiology, cell biology, or a similar discipline. Proficiency in laboratory techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, library preparation, flow-cytometry, and FACS is strongly preferred. Experience in working with cell culture and human iPSCs.Additional Information:This is a term position through August 31, 2020, with a potential for renewal.

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 complementary health services.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:GeneticsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:‚Äč35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:We are seeking a highly motivated research assistant to join us in the Church lab at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute. You will play a hands-on role in a highly collaborative and dynamic group that develops and implements technologies to differentiate and characterize iPSC cellular models for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We will use these models for high-throughput phenotypic assays to discover novel targets and processes that can inform therapeutic development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reprogramming and maintaining human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

  • Differentiating iPSC-based models such as cerebral organoids.

  • Establishing cellular phenotypic assays.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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.