Research Assistant II Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7100256
Posted: May 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Huh laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research in immunology and neurobiology, as well as to assist with general lab organization. This individual will be responsible for lab administrative tasks (ordering, inventory, meeting vendors, updating IACUC and COMS protocols, organizing lab meeting and journal club) and lab safety activities. They will perform and/or assist with a wide range of highly sophisticated laboratory techniques in close collaboration with fellows and students. This includes immunologic techniques (immune cell isolation and culture, assays of immune cell (T cell) function, cytokine ELISA assays, multiparameter flow cytometry), molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA and/or DNA preparation from tissues). Additionally, they will assist with animal colony management (setting up breeders, weaning pups, genotyping progeny). They will analyze and summarize data, organize into lab notebooks, and report experimental results bi-weekly. This individual may independently troubleshoot and optimize techniques.

Basic Qualifications

College background preferably in a related discipline; directly related work experience may substitute. 1+ years of relevant experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Two or more years related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience). Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory protocols and abilities in laboratory techniques are required. Experience with applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, is required. Appropriate communications skills required.

Additional Information

This is a one-year benefits eligible term position with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer is contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status 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.

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.