Research Assistant II Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7086465
Posted: October 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Springer lab is looking for a Research Assistant whose job will be working on a team project with a focus on assay development and execution. This will involve assisting with the design and performance of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols to reach grant milestones. More specifically the Research Assistant will perform cell culture; perform cellular assays in bulk, 96-well format, and microfluidic platform; aid in imaging assay results; perform routine molecular biology including, but not limited to, PCR, cloning, and gel electrophoresis; collect and record experimental data, and update written protocols and methods based on findings. This individual will regularly update the research team with experimental results; carry out laboratory maintenance including cleaning equipment, ordering, and keeping an inventory of laboratory samples. In the near term Research Assistant will be aiding with COVID testing and test development and should feel comfortable being trained to work with BSL2+ samples.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience preferably in Biology or Chemistry or a related field.
Minimum of one year of previous general experience working in a basic science research setting preferred, in particular, experience with molecular biology protocols.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field preferred.
Work requires analytical skills to resolve complex problems.
Work requires excellent record-keeping, organizational, and communication skills.

Additional Information

This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

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.


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