Research Assistant II – Biological Applications of DNA Nanotechnology
Harvard Medical School
Open until filled
What you'll do :
With supervision from senior lab members, follow existing protocols or help develop new protocols
Manage laboratory equipment and reagents
Manage experimental data
Contribute towards the presentation of data at internal and external meetings
What you'll need :
College background or equivalent work experience in Biology, Immunology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Engineering or related field.
A minimum of one year of directly related work experience. Higher education may count toward years of experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Desirable Skills :
2+ years of research experience, preferably including experience with cell culture, molecular biology protocols (e.g., PCR), biochemistry protocols (e.
g., antibody conjugations, purifications), tissue processing, in situ staining protocols (IF, IHC, FISH), fluorescence microscopy, and / or image analysis
Good laboratory practices, attention to detail
Experience in planning experiments and adjusting protocols, organizing data, and maintenance of lab notebook
Competence in time management and working independently to achieve specific research milestones
Effective communication (oral and written) skills and management of interactions with multiple lab members
Basic computer skills
This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.
Why you’ll like working with us :
At the Wyss Institute, you’re a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization.
We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more.
We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard.
We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.
Our outstanding benefits package includes :
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 contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings 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 complimentary health services.
Facilities access and Discounts : Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
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