Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46667BRAuto req ID:46667BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College level coursework in biological sciences or equivalent tissue culture experience are required.At least one year biological laboratory research experience with tissue culture (relevant coursework in biological sciences may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications:BA/BS in biological sciences and one year of work experience that includes tissue culture and immunohistochemistry, ideally with embryonic stem cells or iPS, are strongly preferred.Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to perform multiple detail-oriented tasks.The successful candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently as well as member of a team. Additional Information:This is a two year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance. May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:This position is part of a group of scientists using in vitro cell-based models to study and to find new therapeutics for diseases of the nervous and skeletal muscle systems. Research assistant will explore several aspects of projects relating to an understanding of neuronal or skeletal muscle differentiation. Experiments will involve mouse and human stem cell cultures, and standard molecular and cell biological techniques including immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blotting and animal handling. Research assistants will collect, organize and analyze experimental data using software and spreadsheet applications, and perform general laboratory support tasks that may include ensuring quality control of equipment and reagents, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and ordering supplies. Research assistants are also expected to attend and actively participate in laboratory and research team meetings.School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.