Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The lab focuses on integrating quantitative biological experiments with recent advances in quantitative mass spectrometry based proteomics. The types of biological problems that are worked on are diverse. Many of the questions center around the nature of cytoplasm and how cells organize in space and time. While some exposure to experiments may be possible eventually, the focus of this position will be on helping prepare samples of already completed experiments for mass spectrometry analysis. The RA will be expected to do the following: 1) Repeatedly perform sample preparation of multiplexed proteomics samples utilizing specific and proscribed techniques and equipment. All of the protocols have already been developed and will be followed step by step by the RA. No previous experience with benchwork will be necessary to successfully accomplish this task. 2) Under direct supervision from the Instructor, process, organize and summarize the data resulting from the samples that were prepared and analyzed with multiplexed proteomics. For this to be done successfully, the successful applicant will have knowledge of multivariable calculus and some familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: (Python, R, Julia or Matlab).
Will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
This is a one-year term position from date of hire, contingent upon work performance and continued funding for the position.
Harvard University 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 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 complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
At least one year related work or technical experience (relevant coursework in multivariable calculus and/or programming counts towards experience). Technical experience can be either laboratory benchwork, programming or experiences involving quantitative analysis.
Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, is required along with proficiencies in mathematics. Rudimentary knowledge of at least one popular programming language required (Python, R, Julia, Java or Matlab). Knowledge of multivariable calculus required. Previous experience with data science and statistical inference is helpful, but not required. Appropriate communications skills required
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: 52831BR
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.