Research Assistant II Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7076798

Posted: April 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

The Springer lab is looking for a Research Assistant whose job will be working on a team
project with a focus on assay development and execution. This will involve assisting with the
design and performance of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols to reach grant
milestones.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will perform cell culture; perform cellular
assays in bulk, 96-well format, and microfluidic platform; aid in imaging assay results; perform
routine molecular biology including, but not limited to, PCR, cloning, and gel electrophoresis;
collect and record experimental data, and update written protocols and methods based on
findings. This individual will regularly update the research team with experimental results; carry
out laboratory maintenance including cleaning equipment, ordering, and keeping an inventory of
laboratory samples. In the near term Research Assistant will be aiding with COVID testing and test development and should feel comfortable being trained to work with BSL2+ samples.
This individual will be working effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.


Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience preferably in Biology or Chemistry or a related field.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Minimum of one year of previous general experience working in a basic science research
setting preferred, in particular, experience with molecular biology protocols.
Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field preferred.
Work requires analytical skills to resolve complex problems.
Work requires excellent record-keeping, organizational, and communication skills.

Additional Information

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

This is a one-year term position from date of hire, contingent upon work performance and continued funding for the position.

Offer contingent upon successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard University 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.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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