Research Assistant IV (Lab) | Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Research Assistant IV (RA) will have a major impact on the Srivastava Lab by expediting research based on transgenic tools. The person will join a dynamic team and contribute their ideas and execute their approaches to address important research questions. The person will also interface with many lab members, whose research will be enhanced by the work of the research assistant. Conducts research experiments in line with the lab's research plan and in consultation with others; coordinates multiple aspects of a research project and carries out laboratory experiments utilizing specific laboratory techniques and equipment, and also determines whether additional or different tools or methods are required. The RA is expected to initiate, question, and proactively execute embryonic micro-injections, confocal imaging, molecular cloning, monitoring of transgenic lines, etc. Collaborates with other lab members on experimental design, and participates in the enhancement of experimental strategies with the lab. Processes, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes data, maintaining meticulous records of the work and reporting results to the PI and other lab members through presentations at regular lab meetings. The RA will teach other lab members and students how to optimize and generate new transgenic animals. The RA may also assist with ordering lab supplies and maintaining equipment related to their work. Communicates with affiliated research personnel at other institutions to share knowledge and learn more about techniques for working with transgenic animals. This is a one-year term position from date of hire. A resume and cover letter must be submitted to be considered for this position. Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. ***All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. OEB is a diverse and vibrant department with a broad range of research and teaching interests, ranging from the evolution and control of gene expression patterns within individuals and populations to the dynamics of ecosystems. Field and laboratory studies are key to understanding the evolution of organisms, how biodiversity is generated and maintained, how organisms work, and how organisms interact with their environment. OEB has close working associations with its allied institutions: the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) and the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH), as well as the Arnold Arboretum and the Harvard Forest. These institutions and their collections offer an unparalleled, rich set of resources for OEB students, faculty, visitors and staff. Salary Grade: 055 Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers BS in biology, including coursework in molecular biology or related field. 3+ years of lab experience. 3 years of experience in biology. Degree may count towards experience. Knowledge of foundational biological principles. Prior hands-on laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting. Experience with the following: lineage tracing, in situ hybridization, single-cell sequencing, CRISPR genomic tools, fluorescent imaging techniques for in cell localization studies, molecular cloning, and flow cytometry, is helpful. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively, complete experiments with minimal supervision, and learn new techniques quickly. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a research team. Ability to solve complex problems and excellent attention to detail. Strong planning and organization skills. Effective writing skills for maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook and providing periodic research reports. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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