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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

48547BRAuto req ID:48547BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers 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). After-hours or weekend time will occasionally be required.Additional Qualifications:A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, and/or genetics is needed, including at least one year of experience on a lab-based research project, either as an undergraduate thesis or post-graduate work. Additional research experience is preferred. Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Appropriate communications skills required. Laboratory experience in genetics, molecular biology, or biochemistry is ideal. Particularly relevant laboratory experience would include: (i) construction of genomic libraries for large-scale DNA sequencing; (ii) real-time PCR; (iii) DNA extraction and analysis; (iv) molecular cloning; and (v) immunoprecipitation, (vi) bioinformatics and (vii) yeast strain construction (viii) mammalian genome editing. Familiarity with advanced laboratory techniques and principles of molecular biology is desired. Additional qualifications include excellent written and oral communication abilities; computer proficiency; and, strong organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and the ability to work in teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of renewal.

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.Department:HMS GeneticsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Churchman laboratory focuses on understanding transcription regulation in human cells and in yeast using high-resolution genomic techniques. The position would be ideal for a pre-graduate student with an interest in genomics, genetics and/or molecular biology.

We are seeking an individual as a Research Assistant to conduct experimental research in modern molecular genetics. The individual will assist in managing a lab of approximately 15 individuals. Lab management duties include creating systems for maintaining supplies, preparing common lab reagents, and maintaining lab organization. The individual will be responsible for working with lab members and subcontractors to ensure that the labs are highly functioning workplaces. The majority of the individual’s duties will lie in conducting research projects at a high level in collaboration with other lab members.

For more information regarding research in the Churchman lab, please see: Medical School EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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