Research Assistant II Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7086749
Posted: October 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Huh laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research in immunology and neurobiology and assist with general lab organization. This individual will be responsible for lab administrative tasks (ordering, inventory, meeting vendors, updating IACUC and COMS protocols, organizing lab meetings and journal clubs) and lab safety activities. She/he will perform and assist with a wide range of highly sophisticated laboratory techniques in close collaboration with fellows and students. These include immunologic techniques (immune cell isolation and culture, assays of immune cell (T cell) function, cytokine ELISA assays, multiparameter flow cytometry), molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA, and/or DNA preparation from tissues). Additionally, She/he will assist with animal colony management (setting up breeders, weaning pups, genotyping progeny). She/he will analyze and summarize data, organize it into lab notebooks, and report experimental results bi-weekly. This individual may independently troubleshoot and optimize experimental procedures.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Master’s degree or several years of hands-on laboratory experience described in the job description section are preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a high level of initiative and enthusiasm both in the success of research projects and lab organizational tasks. Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; meticulous work habits and a strong work ethic; possess strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills; demonstrated multi-tasking and trouble-shooting skills; can work independently as well as part of a team.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term role with possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

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

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

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

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.