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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

51033BRAuto req ID:51033BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background or equivalent work experience. At least one-year laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred• Prior experience with basics of molecular biology such as PCR, gel electrophoresis and bacterial transformations as well as cell culture and Drosophila genetics. Ability to interpret and implement protocols and applying previous experiences to new situations. Minimum of 1 to 2 years of wet lab experience.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of 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:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:Full-time lab-based research assistant wanted to assist Perrimon Lab postdoctoral fellow with primarily genetics and molecular biology experiments. The primary focus of this position will be to help develop specific biological tools to study nervous system function and testing these tools through behavioral assays and genetic interaction studies. The ideal candidate is organized, diligent and communicative and has prior experience in/or basic biochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture, and Drosophila genetics. Principle Responsibilities: Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson, and gateway cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and analyze plasmid DNA for the purpose of generating new genetic tools. Usage of basic biochemistry assays including but not limited to: western blotting, coomassie stains, and pulldowns; Immunostaining and confocal microscopy; Maintenance of cell culture experiments and Drosophila genetic crosses; Maintain precise records of work; Efficient and thorough communication.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.