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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

51401BRAuto req ID:51401BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • College level coursework in biological or biochemical sciences is required.

  • At least one-year biological laboratory research experience with tissue culture (relevant coursework in biological sciences may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications:

BA/BS in biological or biochemical sciences is strongly preferred.

Individuals with prior lab experience, especially in mammalian cell culture, are strongly preferred.

Some experience with growing and differentiating pluripotent cells would also be valuable.

Good communication skills and a strong desire to work as part of a group are essential.

Additional Information:This is a two year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community

Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pmJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Experiments will involve maintaining neuronal and pancreatic beta cell cultures, and applying standard molecular and cell biological techniques, including immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blotting. In addition, there is an opportunity to participate in high-throughput drug discovery experiments involving robotics and automated confocal imaging. Research assistants will collect, organize, analyze, and report experimental results using software and spreadsheet applications. RA will participate in overall laboratory operations that may include maintenance of equipment, ordering lab supplies, and keeping an inventory of laboratory samples.

Research assistant is also expected to attend and actively participate in laboratory and research team meetings.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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.Job Summary:We are looking for a new research assistant to join an active team of scientists who use human cell-based models to study and find new therapeutics for diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases.