Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45012BRAuto req ID:45012BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:1+ years working experience in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry or related field with relevant work experience in an academic or industrial setting. Relevant coursework may count towards the experience requirement. Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory techniques such as molecular cloning and microbiological culture. Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience with biological hypothesis testing and statistical methods for data analysis. Strong written and verbal communication skills.Additional Information:This position is grant-funded for one year.

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.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Department:Systems BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -5:00 pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Reporting to a postdoctoral fellow in the Silver lab, the Research Assistant will construct bacterial strains and perform experiments to study synthetic biological circuits. This will include designing, executing and validating cloning strategies and testing strains. The successful candidate will also conduct assays using microscopic, biochemical and fluorometric techniques including microscopy and flow cytometry. Opportunity may also include mammalian tissue culture and transfection. The Research Assistant will analyze the data, produce written documentation, and prepare short reports of this work. The successful candidate will also participate in lab maintenance in support of this project including ordering and preparing reagents, maintaining and establishing records for plasmid and strain databases and other responsibilities as needed.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.