Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

44934BRAuto req ID:44934BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabAppointment End Date:30-Jun-2019Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in biological or related science.Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline. Preference will be given to a person with at least one year of laboratory work experience with DNA methods (PCR, molecular cloning), immunoblotting, and cell culture. Team-oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, attention to detail. Ability to quickly and effectively learn and apply new techniques and approaches.

Additional Information:The Shair Lab at Harvard University is a preeminent lab conducting investigations at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine. We use small molecules and cell biology as part of an integrated approach to study the mechanistic basis of human diseases, identify new druggable targets and develop therapeutics. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, with chemists and biologists working side-by-side. Chemists apply modern stereoselective synthesis to discover highly selective small molecules that target proteins involved in human disease. Biologists combine small molecules with genome-wide and proteome-wide studies, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and iPSCs and primary patient samples to investigate human disease. We invite you to learn more at www.shairlab.com.

This is a 1 year term with the possibility of renewal

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human ResourcesDepartment:Chemistry & Chemical BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours per weekJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically curious person to join our studies into new treatments for cancer. This position is within the Laboratory of Professor Matthew Shair, Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and projects will include supporting preclinical advancement of drug candidates and exploring mechanism of action. This is a unique opportunity to engage with a multidisciplinary team of experts, including biologists, synthetic and medicinal chemists, pharmacologists, and clinicians, while gaining exposure to cutting edge drug discovery and development.

Job Description

•Performs molecular biology, biochemical and cellular assays to investigate the biological activity of small molecules.

•Assists with tissue and cell culture maintenance, cloning, and cellular assays, including western blotting, plate reader-based assays, CRISPR/Cas9 experiments and qPCR.

•Performs data analysis and maintains accurate records of results and methodologies.

•Purchases laboratory supplies and oversees equipment maintenance.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.