Research Assistant II - Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7226186 (Ref:hh-65143BR)

Posted: March 8, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
The Silver Lab in the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and multi-talented individual to work as a Research Assistant II. This position will explore using proteins as therapeutics and protectants for cells. Research techniques that will be utilized to carry out this project include: designing expression plasmids for bacteria/yeast/mammalian cells; transforming mammalian cells, performing immunofluorescence staining and microscopy; performing flow cytometry; storing data; and performing data analysis. The position will also assist in maintaining an organized collection of plasmids, yeast/mammalian cell lines, and data collection protocols suitable for transfer to others including outside agencies. The employee should be able to conduct and analyze their research with guidance from their mentor.

The individual will participate in group meetings, and collaborate in writing papers and monthly reports to funding agencies. They will attend seminar series within HMS and take part in the scientific and intellectual life of the lab, Harvard Medical School, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Close collaboration with lab members and staff from both Systems Biology and the Wyss Institute is critical to these efforts.
Basic Qualifications
College background in the biological sciences or related discipline and 1-2+ years of experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with DNA plasmids/preparation/culturing in bacteria; protein purification from bacteria, pichia and/or mammalian cells and tissue culture growing cells and assays.
Additional Information
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension.

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We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
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.

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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Job posting number:#7226186 (Ref:hh-65143BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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