Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7076522

Posted: March 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Position open for a Genomics Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School to join an exciting research lab investigating immunological tolerance and autoimmune diseases, and regulation in the immune system. The Research Assistant will belong to a team analyzing gene expression and its regulation in cells of the immune system, using several cutting edge tools in genomics and epigenomics (gene expression, chromatin analysis, CRISPR screens) and immunology (cell culture, flow cytometry). Will also work in the context of ImmGen, an international research consortium, helping with coordination, interacting with scientists worldwide for flow of materials and data. Will participate in computational data analysis, in relation with bioinformaticians or immunologists in the lab or in collaborating institutions in Boston. Will also participate generally in the lab’s operation and management of equipment and supplies. We are looking for a team player, with strong organizational and multitasking abilities, who will work closely with several other research scientists inside and outside the lab. The Research Assistant will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Basic Qualifications

At least one year related work experience in molecular biology or genomics (relevant laboratory coursework may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

College degree will count toward experience, and familiarity with computer usage. BA/BS or Masters preferred

Additional Information

This is a two-year term position from date of hire, with possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

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

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, $40 per class 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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