Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47382BRAuto req ID:47382BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Dec-2019Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background or equivalent experience and at least one-year laboratory experience required. Additional Qualifications:BS degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedical science or related discipline preferred.- Prior experience in a research laboratory (i.e beyond undergrad coursework) is required.

Prior experience in microbiology and molecular biology laboratory techniques. Key skills include genetic manipulation of E.coli such as DNA transformation, plasmid extraction, PCR and cloning. Experience with next-generation sequencing (illumine MiSeq) and sequence analysis tools (such as Geneious), as well as familiarity with computational tools (such as R or python), will be viewed highly favorably.

  • Experience with next-generation sequencing (illumina MiSeq) is a plus.

  • Familiarity with computational tools (such as R or python) is a plus.

  • Familiarity with experimental design and data analysis.

  • Highly independent and result-oriented, able to efficiently execute experiments in a dynamic environment and critically evaluate experimental results.- Enthusiasm for learning and developing new skills and expertise.

  • Hard working, able to cooperate with a team of researchers.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Organized and able to maintain precise records of work.

Additional Information:This position is grant-funded through December 31, 2019, with the strong 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:HMS GeneticsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Church Lab at Harvard Medical School is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and well-organized individual to join as a full-time research technician to work on a cutting-edge microbiology research project.

This is a full-time hands-on research position working as a member of a dynamic team that includes graduate students and postdocs. The candidate, under supervision, will perform PCR and analyze results, Will support design and perform cloning of plasmids and strains, Will prepare samples and perform next-generation sequencing. Will perform sequence analysis. The candidate will be responsible for genetic manipulations of E. coli: Perform plating and culturing, and perform transformation and extraction of DNA. The position involves the utilization of microbiology techniques along with the development of new experimental methods, so understanding of underlying fundamental principles is required.

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.