Research Assistant

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7230172 (Ref:hh-65236BR)

Posted: March 20, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
As a Molecular Biology Research Assistant in the Wu Lab at Harvard Medical School (HMS), you will be a member of an interdisciplinary team of creative and skilled individuals who are dedicated to the application of super-resolution and diffraction-limited microscopy to advance our understanding of the 3D organization of the genome and how that organization facilitates genome function. Responsibilities will include running standard and cutting-edge molecular biology and imaging experiments including, but not limited to, PCR, qPCR, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using Oligopaints, fluidics, diffraction-limited microscopy, structured illumination microscopy (SIM), and single-molecule localization microscopy (OligoSTORM, OligoDNA-PAINT). Your work will be a crucial part of a bigger project involving image analysis and data interpretation. You are expected to work closely with lab members with experience in molecular biology, imaging, and image analysis.
Basic Qualifications
At least one-year related work experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • BS/MS degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or related fields.
  • Hands-on experience with PCR, qPCR, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Knowledge of FISH, diffraction-limited microscopy, SIM, or single-molecule localization microscopy is not essential, although helpful.
  • Familiarity with fluidics systems and their applications in molecular biology and imaging is not essential, although helpful.
  • You are detail-oriented and value precision and reproducibility in your work.
  • You have a strong curiosity, eagerness to learn, and a desire to tackle challenging problems.
  • You are adaptable, self-sufficient, and willing to seek guidance when necessary.
  • You organize and manage your time efficiently.
  • You are an effective communicator.
  • You can efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Additional Information
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. 

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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:#7230172 (Ref:hh-65236BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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