Research Assistant I

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7101058

Posted: May 31, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Position open for a Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School to join an exciting research lab investigating the cellular pathways targeted by proteins encoded by HPV. The Research Assistant will belong to a team identifying potential molecules for the development of antiviral therapeutics for HPV- associated cancers. The assistant will have an important part in managing the lab’s general operations and will work closely with the laboratory manager and several senior researchers in the laboratory. The assistant's duties will include mammalian cell tissue culture, cutting-edge molecular biology techniques, plasmid preparation, and participation in ongoing high throughput screening operations. The assistant will be expected to maintain an accurate and up-to-date laboratory notebook detailing experiments and results.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. One year of related work experience required. Relevant coursework may count toward some, though not all, work experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's Degree in the biological sciences and related laboratory research experience preferred. Strong analytical abilities and good team working skills.


Additional Information

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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.


Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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