Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Developmental Biology encompasses the clinical specialties of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, as well as scientists focused on basic research. Members of the department teach and mentor orthodontics fellows, pediatric dental residents, students enrolled in the DMD program, MD and PhD candidates at Harvard Medical School, and undergraduate students at Harvard University.
Full-time clinical faculty practice dentistry in the Harvard Dental Center Faculty Group Practice, the Department of Dentistry at Children's Hospital Boston, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, while part-time clinical faculty maintain private dental practices. Faculty members conduct research in early embryonic development; skeletal and vascular morphogenesis; biochemistry and molecular cell biology of skeletal and mineral homeostasis, regeneration, and repair; regulation of bio-mineralization; cellular immunology; perception of facial aesthetics; and clinical orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.
The research assistant coordinates multiple aspects of research project and carries out laboratory experiments at direction of Principal Investigator utilizing specific molecular and cellular biology laboratory techniques. The candidates need to have strong background of biochemical studies with demonstrated experience in construct building, mammalian tissue culture, Western Blotting and immunohistochemistry, and/or experience of mouse studies in mouse husbandry, tail vein injection and mouse surgeries. The candidate is expected to collaborate with other lab members on experimental design, setting up protocols and developing new laboratory techniques, processing, organizing, summarizing, and analyzing data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms. Proficient in basic techniques of molecular and cellular biology including construct building, mammalian tissue culture, Western Blotting and immunohistochemistry. Experience in mouse colony maintenance, embryo dissection and processing. May train and oversee the work of others in laboratory techniques and procedures. Assists with laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and/or purchasing equipment and supplies, working with vendors and undertaking special projects as required. Contributes to unit goals, and undertakes other duties as assigned.
This position has a term appointment of 1 year from day of hire, with the possibility of extension.
The finalist will be required to pass an occupational health screening.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, is strongly committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
Ability to be one's feet for long periods of times and to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree, 3 years' experience as research assistant. Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and mouse surgery and tail-vein injection.
Experience in general lab management including housekeeping duties, reagent ordering, and inter-laboratory communications.
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: 53349BR
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