Research Assistant III Lab
Posted: September 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob-Specific Responsibilities
The Harper Lab at Harvard Medical School seeks a motivated Research Assistant III. This role is responsible for facilitating the Harper Lab’s research program through participation in experiments and support efforts to maintain lab operations. Approximately 50% of this individual's time will be spent on laboratory organization and support tasks and the remainder supporting experiments within the laboratory. This individual will report directly to the PI and work closely with PI’s executive administrator. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Harvard Medical School brings together world renowned scientists, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of uncover new biological principles. The lab's focus is on organelle quality control and understanding how the ubiquitin-proteasome system
and autophagy regulate proteome balance. We use biochemistry, genetics, proteomics and imaging to elucidate genes and pathways important for organelle quality control in the context of neurodegeneration. Further information about the lab can be found on their website: https://harper.hms.harvard.edu/.
Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline required; directly related work experience may substitute.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
A minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of biological or related sciences
Master’s degrees preferred
Familiarity with cell biological research laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance, and record keeping.-Familiarity with multiple Cell Biological and Molecular Biological assays required.
Experience in DNA cloning, PCR, tissue culture, immunoblotting, and flow cytometry is appreciated. -Exceptional organization skills, with demonstrated ability to multi-task to enable many concurrent projects in a complex, fast paced environment. -Quantitative, analytic, and problem-solving skills are a plus.-Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team; experience and comfort in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints; openness to new ideas.-Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
This is a 12-month term position with possibility of extension, dependent on work performance and continued funding for the position.
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.
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