Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Klein lab at HMS develops and applies innovative experimental and computational genomics tools to study cellular decision-making in stem cell and developmental biology. We are looking to hire a research assistant who will support lab projects including (1) carrying out single cell genomics experiments, including library preparation; (2) maintaining cultured cells; (3) assisting in tissue analyses using histological and molecular assays. Finally, the technician will work with our Department Lab Manager to ensure smooth operation of shared facilities, ordering of new equipment and reagents, and maintenance of equipment.
This is an opportunity both to learn cutting-edge techniques at the forefront of the next-generation sequencing revolution. You will work closely with the PI, a post-doctoral fellow or graduate student to plan and execute experiments, and you will be expected to work semi-independently with external collaborators. You will also have the opportunity to participate in lab meetings, and to present your work to the group.
This is a one-year term position from date of hire 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.
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.
College background or equivalent work experience preferably in Molecular Biology or a related discipline.
Prior experience in Molecular Biology is required. Prior experience with model organisms is strongly preferred. Experience with next-generation sequencing is not required.
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: 54037BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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