Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Harvard Medical School is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and well-organized individual with a passion for entrepreneurship to provide technical support to a cutting-edge stem cell therapy research project.
The candidate should have experience in cellular and molecular biology. Key skills include expertise in tissue culture techniques (ideally with human stem cells) and molecular methods (e.g. PCR, DNA assembly, next-generation sequencing library preparation). The position also involves the utilization of the development and validation of new experimental and analytical protocols, organizing and assisting in data generation efforts and carrying out routine laboratory maintenance and procedures. This is a full-time hands-on research position that reports to the lead research scientist in molecular engineering. The candidate should be coachable, determined, well-organized, responsible, and able to collaborate with other team members. Having skills in the use of computer programming for RNA-Seq (bulk and single cell) data analysis or/and animal (mouse) handling and in vivo studies is a plus.
This is a full-time hands-on research position that reports to the lead research scientist in molecular engineering. The candidate should be coachable, determined, well-organized, responsible, and able to collaborate with other team members.
Responsibilities: Cellular Biology Techniques: Cell culture, transfection, media preparation, passaging etc. Design, perform, and analyze cell culture experiments, achieving endpoints which include flow cytometric, genomic, and/or molecular analysis, immunostaining and imaging
Molecular Biology Techniques: Familiarity with general molecular biology including PCR, cloning, plasmid isolation, qPCR Library prep, next-generation sequencing RNA sequencing Single-cell RNA sequencing Biochemistry assays such as ELISA
This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Offer contingent on successful completion of the pre-placement medical evaluation.
Harvard 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.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline required. Two or more years with molecular and cellular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, plasmid isolation, cell culture, transfection, media preparation, immunostaining, flow cytometry, microscopy, next-generation sequencing or related areas. Higher education may count towards experience.
BS/MS degree in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, or computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline. Preferable: In vivo studies/ animal (mice) handling and tissue analysis and/or computational programming with experience in R, Python/Perl or relevant language for RNA-seq analysis. At a minimum, 2+ year track record of lab experience, General molecular and cellular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, plasmid isolation, cell culture, transfection, media making, etc. Familiarity with in vivo studies/ animal (mice) handling and tissue analysis (and/or) familiarity with computational programming with experience in R, Python and potentially C. Strong product management and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multitask efficiently in a results-oriented, dynamic environment. Coachable in learning new knowledge and techniques. Independent in experimental design and interpretation for biological data. Conduct high-quality presentation for internal meetings. Author scientific reports and manuscripts.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47582BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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