Research Assistant - Harvard Medical School

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Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
02 Sep 2020
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02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Sharpe laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research that uses mouse perturbation technology for conducting forward genetic screens for discovery of novel immunotherapy targets for cancer. This individual will independently perform and/or coordinate a wide range of laboratory research procedures
and conduct a variety of complex support tasks for this project including generation and validation of bone marrow chimeric mice, creating subcutaneous tumor models, and maintaining transgenic mouse strains. This individual will perform an array of laboratory techniques (including isolation of bone marrow stem cells and T cells, lentiviral transduction, multiparameter flow cytometry and molecular approaches such as cloning, CRISPR, DNA isolation) independently, reporting results to a supervisor or other lab personnel.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience. At least one-year laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications

Laboratory experience in addition to course work required. Experience with molecular biology techniques, cell culture, or animals strongly preferred. Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; meticulous work habits with careful attention to detail; possesses strong organizational, analytical and communication skills; demonstrates experience with multi-tasking and troubleshooting.
Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; demonstrates initiative and is invested in the success of research projects. Must be willing to work with mice. Offer contingent on successful completion of a pre-medical evaluation.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position from date of hire, contingent upon work performance and continued funding for the position.

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

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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. 

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