Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45612BRAuto req ID:45612BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in molecular biology or a related discipline. Two or more years of related work experience required. Higher education may count towards experience. Previous experience should include plasmid construction, growth of microbes, familiarity with DNA viewing software and fundamentals of protein expression. Quantitative skills are required.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in synthetic biology is very helpful. Presentation and communication skills, including slide presentations and written reports are also important.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of renewal.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The employee will construct expression plasmids, perform transient and stable transfections into bacterial and mammalian cells, perform immunofluorescence staining, store data, and analyze data. The employee will also maintain an organized collection of plasmids, mammalian cell lines, and data collection protocols suitable for transfer to others including outside agencies. The employee will present data at group meetings, assist in writing papers and monthly reports to funding agencies. The employee will attend in seminar series within the Wyss Institute and HMS and take part in the scientific and intellectual life of the lab, the Wyss Institute, and Harvard Medical School.

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/.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.