Research Assistant II Lab
Job posting number: #7101453
Posted: June 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Basan lab is located in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and is searching for a research technician to help with several ongoing projects. A strong work ethic and the willingness to learn new skills and to work in a team are essential. The candidate should enjoy working in close collaboration with postdocs in our lab. The willingness to learn how to work with different experimental systems, including adenovirus, lentivirus, cell lines and animals is required. Tasks will include making genetic constructs, tissue culture, tissue dissection, and microscopy, as well as screens.
After the appropriate safety training, the candidate should be willing to work in a BSL-2+ lab environment. Previous experience with any of the techniques mentioned above is a plus, but it is not required. We consider strong motivation, as well as a willingness to learn and also to work in a team as more important. In general, we are looking for creative, open-minded individuals, interested in venturing off the beaten track and possessing the determination to bring their ideas to fruition.
Fundamental biological questions that we are interested in include how cells achieve homeostasis of cell size, cell number, and cellular composition. In our lab, we address these challenges using a variety of experimental systems, including various bacterial species, cell lines, Drosophila, and mice. Our approach relies on the close coordination and mutual feedback between experimental and theoretical efforts and we combine careful characterization of physiology with genetic perturbations, omics technology, and theoretical models. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in all of these different exciting lines of research and to gain hands-on experience with diverse experimental approaches.
Basic Qualifications :
College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline (relevant course work may count towards experience).
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