Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7092662

Posted: January 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Seidman lab is known for their work on the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease, including congenital heart disease. They are members of a multicenter consortium that has enrolled a large cohort of participants with congenital heart disease. The lab has a wide range of expertise and interests, including computational genomics, gene editing, and animal or human induced pluripotent stem cell models of heart development. We are looking for someone to assist in our research, including functional validation of potentially pathogenic variants.

The individual will work under specific direction, to prepare and maintain material for laboratory analysis according to established technical procedures.

Duties may include:
- Operating scientific equipment.
- Maintaining cultures and other experimental matter.
- Performing standard experimental tests and procedures.
- Performing related job duties as required.
- Recording results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques.
- Presenting experimental results at lab meetings

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not
required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications,
may be required. Appropriate communications skills required.
Working Conditions: May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.
May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

Additional Information

This is a one-year, fullly benefits eligible, term position with possibility of extension contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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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