Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

44706BRAuto req ID:44706BRJob 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:- 1+ years of related experience required, this includes mammary cell culture practices; a combination of education and experience may be consideredAdditional Qualifications:- Experience with imaging procedures of confocal microscopy are a strong plus

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Experience multitasking in an environment with conflicting, important priorities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience at managing workday to meet daily and weekly goals

    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:Environmental Health - Molecular and Integrative Physiological SciencesPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health-Fredberg lab's Research Assistant I Non Lab, will assist investigators focused on discovering the PHYSICAL laws that govern the abilities of cells to deform, move and remodel – but applies to cancer and other diseases, and also has applications in drug development.

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Under close supervision of the Project Leader in the research group, the Research Assistant I will be:

  • Maintaining mammalian cells derived from tumor

  • Conducting preparation of in vitro experiments and assisting data analysis

  • Conducting routine bench works following established procedures, including cell cultures, gel preparation, imaging and image analysis

  • Modifying and improving the already existing protocols

  • Maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies

  • Other duties as assigned

Duties require not only general understanding of good laboratory practices, but also quality focused mindset and independent critical thinking to solve problems, which are often encountered in the lab.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.