Research Assistant II

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7145793 (Ref.No. hh-62451BR)
Posted: May 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research that uses mouse perturbation technology for conducting forward genetic screens for the discovery of novel immunotherapy targets for cancer. This individual will independently perform and/or coordinate a wide range of laboratory research procedures and conduct a variety of complex support tasks for this project including generation and validation of bone marrow chimeric mice, creating subcutaneous tumor models, and maintaining transgenic mouse strains. This individual will perform a variety of laboratory techniques (including isolation of bone marrow stem cells and T cells, lentiviral transduction, multiparameter flow cytometry, and molecular approaches such as cloning, CRISPR, DNA isolation) independently, reporting results to a supervisor or other lab personnel.
Basic Qualifications
At least 2 years of laboratory experience including cell culture techniques required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and/or animals is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and animals preferred.
  • Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; detailed oriented; meticulous work habits; possess strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills; demonstrates experience with multi-tasking and troubleshooting.
  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; demonstrates initiative and is invested in the success of research projects.
Additional Information
This is a two-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

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

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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