Research Assistant I

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7150653 (Ref.No. hh-62555BR)
Posted: May 26, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
This project aims to decipher the molecular logic that underpins our sense of smell. Our goal is to develop high-throughput sequencing approaches to identify which odors activate which odorant receptors, and to develop approaches to monitor and manipulate how the nose develops.

  • Carry out molecular experiments and research according to protocols given by lab members.
  • Handle and maintain animal colonies.
  • Find and test relevant protocols from primary literature.
  • Analyze data and present results at lab meetings and during one-on-one meetings with the PI.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and inventory.
Basic Qualifications
  • College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline, Previous laboratory experience. 1+ years of experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Previous laboratory experience 6 months to 1 year preferred.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills for troubleshooting experiments.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Collaboration skills to work alongside others in the lab.
  • Technical skills to set up equipment and use laboratory instruments.
  • Passion for science and basic research.
  • Excellent organization skills to record experiments/work/results in lab notebook.
  • Collaboration skills to work with other people in the lab.
  • Technical skills to set up equipment and use laboratory instruments.
Additional Information
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston. 

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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