Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

ID: 7063425
Posted: February 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

The Wagers laboratory studies the biology and function of adult tissue-specific stem cells, particularly those stem cells that form the skeletal muscle and blood. Current topics under investigation include regulation of stem cell function in normal tissue and under abnormal conditions such as aging and cancer, and methods for editing stem cell genomes using CRISPR/Cas9 for experimental and therapeutic purposes. The lab is seeking highly motivated candidates to assist in ongoing experiments that include mouse work (colony maintenance, husbandry, genotyping, tissue harvest, etc.), cell culture, flow cytometry, immunostaining, molecular biology techniques, and bioassays.


Job-Specific Responsibilities

The assistant will also perform a variety of basic and general lab support and clerical tasks, including ordering and stocking of supplies, maintenance of equipment and preparation and storage of shared reagents. Work will be performed under specific direction of the PI, research manager and/or senior lab members, although certain research-related tasks may be performed independently, within the guidelines of and subject to review by the PI and research staff.

Typical Duties

1. Performs laboratory experiments utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing complexes, gene engineered mouse models, cell culture, flow cytometry, immunostaining, microscopy, molecular biology and bioassays;

2. Collects and safeguards project data; keeps detailed and accurate notes detailing experimental design and results;

3. Under direction, processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results in written form and in oral presentations, using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms;

4. As a member of a project team, may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols;

5. May perform routine logging and/or testing of samples; routine animal husbandry, and genotyping;

6. May occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques or procedures;

7. Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, scheduling repairs, and ordering supplies.


Basic Qualifications

At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).



 

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