Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45523BRAuto req ID:45523BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II – Mass Spec.Sub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in a science or related field required. Two years of experience in Microbiology or related science. Education may count toward years of experience.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree preferred. Exposure or experience to one or more of the following areas: MALDI, GC-MS, or LC-MS. Strong analytical abilities, proficiency with personal computers and applicable software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel) is a must.Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE: This position is a term position for one year with the possibility of renewal.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a Research Assistant position in the Bioinspired Therapeutics & Diagnostics platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is seeking a motivated individual to fill a research position in microbiology and mass spectrometry. The candidate will be part of a multidiscipline team working on developing a number of state-of-the-art processes involving the capture and identification of pathogens from samples. The candidate will be responsible for the developing methods using mass spectrometry to identify these pathological samples (e.g., laboratory generated and clinical samples). The project will involve testing multiple mass spectrometry platforms with a focus on MALDI, to identify the captured pathogenic material and generate pathogen specific profiles for algorithm development. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of additional experimental techniques for sample preparation, including molecular biology, protein characterization, and infection diagnostic development. The position will require the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team of biologist and engineers, interact in a collegial and fluid manner with other scientists and staff at the Wyss Institute, present their work at weekly meetings and write appropriate scientific articles.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.