Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47797BRAuto req ID:47797BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II – High throughput imaging technology development and validationSub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background or equivalent work experience in Biology, Immunology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Engineering or related field. One to two years directly related work experience. Higher education may count toward years of experience.Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Preferred

  • 2+ years of research experience, preferably including experience with cell culture, molecular biology protocols (PCR), biochemistry protocols (antibody conjugations, purifications), tissue processing, immune-assays, in situstaining protocols (IF, IHC, FISH), fluorescence microscopy, image analysis

  • Good laboratory practices, well organized in planning and performing lab work, maintaining good lab records and notebooks

  • Experience in planning experiments, and adjusting protocols.

  • Basic computer skills for saving, transferring, and managing and sharing microscopy data

  • Competence in time management, experimental planning and working independently to achieve specific research milestones

  • Effective communication (oral and written) skills and management of interactions with multiple lab members

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of different teams

Additional Information:This is a term position for one year with the possibility of renewal.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:

Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm

Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/.

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in Boston is seeking a talented individual to work as a Research Assistant II in Peng Yin’s lab. The Institute is a center for excellent academic and translational research, and the role would include direct collaboration with clinical investigators to apply newly developed technologies to samples of interest. The candidate will have many opportunities to plan, perform, and help develop imaging-based tissue assays.

The lab specializes in developing new transformational imaging techniques, and the successful candidate will work to optimize and apply these to biological and clinical samples. As part of the work, the successful candidate will assist in scaling up a new imaging technology for visualizing the spatial distribution of proteins in tissues currently being developed that has been awarded funding through the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) and directly apply it to human tissue samples. This work will likely include but not be limited to: tissue cell culture, antibody conjugation and purification, tissue staining, and fluorescence microscopy. The successful candidate will be working directly with other researchers to develop and optimize a robust workflow for the imaging data collection but will have an opportunity to work independently upon training.

The successful candidate will also have access to a range of professional development and collaboration opportunities at the Wyss including opportunities to present their work, to learn about other work, and access to relevant trainings, courses, and mentors.School/Unit:Harvard 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.