Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks an enthusiastic Research Assistant III who will work to complete all cell culture, microscopy and associated molecular biology tasks and protocols.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator in the Lewis Research Group with technical guidance from the bioprinting research team, the Research Assistant III will organize and coordinate cell culturing techniques and related lab tasks among Lewis Lab members. With minimal supervision and in collaboration with Lewis lab members, the candidate will help design and execute molecular biology experiments, including any necessary microscopy and cell assay analyses. These responsibilities will require developing and validating experimental protocols; organizing and assisting in collaborative efforts; training new lab members and carrying out routine laboratory maintenance and procedures. The candidate will also participate in presentation and publication arising from the group's work. In addition, general laboratory responsibilities are required, such as maintaining budgets, equipment, supplies, inventory, and reporting laboratory results.
This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.
The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances and launching startup companies. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/.
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 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.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biomedical engineering, or related field with at least 2 years of direct cell culture or related experience required. Education may count toward years of experience.
Experience with in vitro analytical techniques to assess the cell viability of tissue constructs. Experience with microfluidics. Experience working with induced pluripotent stem cells. Willingness to work outside of his/her discipline to accomplish project goals. Excellent molecular biology skills. Experience with flow cytometry, ELISAs, PCR, and microscopy. Proven ability to draft and implement lab protocols. Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. Strong work ethic, communication skills, and goal-oriented personality.
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: 52363BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.