Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility at Harvard Medical School (https://iccb.med.harvard.edu/) supports early stage drug discovery and translational research projects. It was one of the first screening facilities established in academe and supports small molecule and functional genomic (arrayed siRNA and sgRNA/CRISPR) high throughput screening projects.
We are seeking a Lab Automation Specialist who will work with other ICCB-L team members to help maintain the Facility and to assist researchers use of the screening instruments. Responsibilities will include operation of laboratory automation equipment, training researchers on use of select screening instruments, and supporting small molecule and functional genomic projects through the use of laboratory automation. In addition, this position will contribute to the maintenance of instruments, associated databases and small molecule and functional genomics screening libraries. This role will be expected to 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 two-year term position from date of hire with possibility of extension 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.
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Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background and 1-2 years of related experience (relevant coursework may count toward experience). Background in biology and chemistry.
The ideal candidate will have a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree in the biological sciences, with demonstrated experience in cell or molecular biology research preferred. Candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), attention to detail. Candidate must be extremely organized and capable of multitasking. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. Some experience with databases, Excel, and some programming knowledge is preferred. Familiarity with standard molecular biological techniques is helpful.
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: 53073BR
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.