Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7086751
Posted: October 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Oyler-Yaniv lab at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Systems Biology is looking for a curious and motivated research assistant to support work on host-virus interactions. The lab is focused on developing a quantitative understanding of the mechanisms that allow an effective immune response while minimizing bystander tissue damage. A successful candidate will directly help to push these efforts by performing experiments with oversight from the lab’s PIs. Experiments will include, but are not limited to, cell culture and sterile technique, basic molecular biology, functional immune assays, ELISA, fluorescent time-lapse microscopy, and immunofluorescence. RAs will also be responsible for maintaining reagent stocks and inventories and for compiling basic experimental protocols for use in the lab. Further information about the lab is available on our lab website

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

Bachelor’s degree with coursework and laboratory experience in biology, cell and molecular biology, or related disciplines preferred

Must have strong communication skills and eagerness to learn. Must have good organizational skills and be detail oriented.

Additional Information

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

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions 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.

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.