Harvard University Research Assistant III Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46594BRAuto req ID:46594BRJob Code:403116 Research Assistant III Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline required. Two or more years with general molecular and cellular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, plasmid isolation, cell culture, transfection, media making, etc., computational programming with experience in R, Python/Perl and potentially C. or related fields. Higher education may count towards experience.Additional Qualifications:BS/MS degree in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, or computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline strongly preferred. At the minimum, 2+ year track record of lab experience. Author of scientific reports and manuscripts. Passionate about entrepreneurial activities. Strong project management and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multitask efficiently in results-oriented, dynamic environments. Coachable in learning new knowledge and techniques. Independent in experimental design and interpretation for biological data. Conduct high-quality presentations at internal meetings.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of renewal. Offer contingent on the successful completion of the pre-placement medical evaluation.

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:GeneticsPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:35 hr. per week / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday - FridayJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Harvard Medical School is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and well-organized individual with a passion for entrepreneurship to provide technical support to a cutting-edge stem cell therapy research project.

The candidate should have experience in cellular and molecular biology. Key skills include the use of computer programming for RNA-Seq data analysis (bulk and single cell), a background in cell culture techniques (human stem cells), and experience with transfection and flow cytometry. The candidate will be responsible for cell culture, transfection, media making, passaging etc. Will design, perform, and analyze cell culture experiments, achieving endpoints which include flow cytometric, genomic, and/or molecular analysis, immune-staining, and imaging. The position involves utilization of these techniques along with the development and validation of experimental and analytical protocols; organizing and assisting in data generation efforts and carrying out routine laboratory maintenance and procedures. This is a full-time hands-on research position that reports to the lead research scientist in molecular engineering. The candidate should be coachable, determined, well-organized, responsible, and able to collaborate with other team members.

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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.