Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

48107BRAuto req ID:48107BRJob 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+ year of research experience in molecular biology required; combination of education and experience will be considered

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree majoring in biology, chemistry or a similar field is strongly preferred

  • Excellent organizational skills are strongly 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 14 laboratories is primarily focused on diseases of developing countries.

We seek a Research Assistant (RA) to support studies on infection control, microbial genomics, and antibiotic resistance. The RA will report to Yonatan Grad, M.D., Ph.D. His research group is investigating how pathogens emerge and spread, and how antibitoic resistance is gained and lost, with efforts in detecting outbreaks in hospitals and communities and in the evolutionary forces drive bacterial phenotypes.

The Research Assistant's duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cataloguing and storing many isolates that will be arriving monthly from collaborating hospitals

  • Performing microbial genomics tasks, including culture of multiple types of bacteria, DNA and RNA prep, library construction for sequencing

  • Responsible for transformation studies and other molecular biology procedures

  • Providing lab support (ordering and media preparation)

  • Other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of June 30, 2020.

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