Research Assistant II Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7084883
Posted: September 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Designs and performs bench-level experiments and independent research projects to support scientific
research objectives of the lab. Analyzes experimental data using computational tools, addresses
methodological problems in experimental protocols and results. Conducts laboratory tasks and organization
to ensure the smooth operation of the group. Uses discretion in prioritizing and organizing workflow and in
optimizing methodologies and results.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. One to two years related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Proficiency in Python
Bachelor's degree in biology or a field directly related to the work.
Proficiency in basic lab techniques and principles of molecular biology.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.
At least 1 year of experience working in a biomedical research laboratory.

Additional Information

This is a two-year term position with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding for the position.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

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

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

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.