Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45389BRAuto req ID:45389BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2019Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:- 1+ year of research experience in life sciences required; combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Qualifications:- Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or similar field strongly preferred

  • Experience with cell culture is desirable but not required

  • Basic laboratory techniques including creating standard solutions, dilutions, use of micropipettes and other common laboratory apparatus

  • Attention to detail, organizational skills in managing data, strong communication skills and works well in a group setting preferred

    Additional Information: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 14 laboratories is primarily focused on diseases of developing countries.

As part of the Duraisingh laboratory, the successful candidate will support our research focusing on parasite and host interactions. Responsibilities will primarily include:

  • Assisting with generation of lentivirus

  • Culturing malaria parasites

  • Performing laboratory experiments using specific techniques and equipment

  • Collecting project data and reporting experimental results

The candidate will also be responsible for other routine molecular biological work such as such:

  • Isolation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)

  • Immunofluorescence microscopy as well as basic laboratory duties

  • Other duties as assigned

The candidate will interact with a large variety of other staff and researchers including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists, as required for each responsibility. Some experience of parasite or cell culture is an advantage, as is general experience working with biosafety level 2+ pathogens.

To learn more about the lab, please visit this website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/manoj-duraisingh/

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

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of June 30, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: Finalists will be required to complete an occupational health screening.

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.