Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45150BRAuto req ID:45150BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:A college background in molecular biology or evolutionary biology, or equivalent of education plus relevant work experience.

One or more years of related work experience with embryos and molecular developmental techniques. Demonstrated abilities in laboratory techniques are required.

Additional Qualifications:

  • A college degree (BS/BA) in molecular biology or evolutionary biology is preferred.

  • Must be able to work independently but also work in close collaboration with other members of the lab

  • Must be detailed oriented

  • Exposure to molecular biology and Gibson assembly protocols preferred.

  • Exposure to embryo injections, transgenesis and CRISPR Cas9 protocols preferred.

  • Exposure to applicable computer languages including Python, R and Unix is preferred.

  • Experience working in ImageJ, Photoshop and Illustrator preferred.

  • Exposure to confocal microscopy is preferred.

  • May be required to lift lab equipment and seawater up to 50 lbs

  • Must be willing and able to work with animals and their embryos

  • Candidates will be required to work for 2-3 month intervals at the Marine Biological Laboratory or other marine labs in basic accommodations.

Additional Information:This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

We regret that Harvard does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellows ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:M-F; 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Summary

The Koenig Lab at Harvard University is currently accepting applications to hire a research assistant to start April 2018. Research in the lab will focus on the evolution and development of visual systems in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis and the cephalopod Doryteuthis pealeii. The candidate will be pursuing questions using a combination of developmental and genetic approaches in the field and the laboratory.

Typical Duties

  • Performs laboratory experiments using standard molecular biology techniques and advanced microscopy methods.

  • In collaboration with senior lab personnel, administers the implementation of a genetic screen in the lab and the general care of the Nematostella vectensis colony.

  • Processes, organizes and summarizes data using scientific, word processing, statistical software applications and the Adobe creative package.

  • Participates in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

  • Collects project data.

  • Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques and protocols involved in developmental biology and genetics.

  • May instruct and supervise other staff and students in basic laboratory techniques including standard molecular biology techniques, developmental techniques, and animal care.

  • Performs related lab duties such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, maintaining the Nematostella colony and assisting in the acquisition of squid, and ordering supplies.

The John Harvard Fellows Program and the surrounding community at Harvard provides a vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment with close links to the top academic and industrial institutions across the Boston area and provides the potential for your contributions to be used and recognized worldwide.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 or any other characteristic protected by law.