Research Assistant II Lab

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Company :
Harvard College

Location :
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Expiry Date :
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
College background in biology or molecular biology. At least two years of experience working in a lab (coursework may count towards experience). BS in biology or molecular biology preferred. 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. 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. Specific duties include: 1. Under the supervision of Dr. Srivastava and another lab member, the RA II will be responsible for generating and maintaining transgenic lines; 2. The RA will collect data associated with this work, maintain meticulous records, and present their work at lab meetings; 3. Under direction, the RA will also have an opportunity to learn and apply molecular and cell biology methods to support projects within the lab; 4. As a member of a project team, the RA may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols; 5. Other responsibilities may include maintenance of the lab’s animal cultures and generating lab reagents; 6. The RA may occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques; 7. The RA may perform related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies; 8. The RA may also process orders or invoices, or solicit quotes from vendors under the direction of administrative personnel.