Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Balskus group (Harvard Chemistry and Chemical Biology) seeks a senior level research scientist to support a robust research group exploring the human gut microbiota. This position will focus on helping to advance several translational projects involving the development of gut microbiota-targeted small molecule therapeutics. The research scientist will be responsible for carrying out research that will advance one or more of these projects. The researcher will also work with the PI to manage the direction of the projects, including supervising and coordinating the work of other scientists. The ideal candidate will have previous training and experience in one or more of the following fields: medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, organic chemistry, chemical biology, human microbiome research, or microbiology. Strong organizational, writing, presentation, and communication skills are critical. Finally, the candidate should be excited to contribute to a highly educational, interdisciplinary group environment.
Assists PI in developing, tracking and advising on research projects across the lab group. Helps with progress reports and serves to assist the PI in overall management of the science within the lab.
Responsible for direct supervision and mentoring of research technicians.
Assists PI in communicating with collaborators and funders, including exchange of research results and progress meetings.
Manages research projects and experiments taking place at Contract Research Organizations, including both synthetic chemistry and pre-clinical studies.
Coordinates and manages experiments and analyses taking place at Core Facilities.
Develops, designs and conducts independent complex research experiments, reviews progress and evaluates results.
Experience with medicinal chemistry and drug design, as well as generation and interpretation of structure-activity relationships (SAR).
Designs and develops new techniques, advises on experimental design and applicability.
Investigates, analyzes, synthesizes and interprets experimental results designed to research problems or understand trends, characteristics and tendencies.
Prepares and/or collaborates on articles for submission to scientific journals and publications; authors and co-authors manuscripts for publications. Coordinates submission and revision of manuscripts.
Presents and co-presents results with Principle Investigator at meetings and/or conferences nationally and internationally.
Collaborates within and outside of own laboratory on related projects.
Assists broadly in research and educational activities; may assist with advising group members on projects.
Prepares proposals for funding and identifies new funding opportunities.
Prepares progress reports for and prepares/participates in progress update presentations with funding agencies.
Works with the Office of Technology Development to report inventions, prepare patent applications, and communicate with industrial research partners and sponsors.
Works with the PI to prepares and manage protocols for human subjects and animal research (IRB and IACUC).
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding
We regret that Harvard does not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources
We invite individuals with diverse background, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A MA degree in Biology, Chemistry or related filed.
A minimum of 5 years of related laboratory experience
PhD in Chemistry, Biology or related field preferred.
Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills.
Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and have a willingness to learn and implement new techniques.
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.
Internal Number: 52255BR
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