Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Assistant I
Harvard University has a full-time position available for a Research Assistant I in the laboratory of Dr. Amanda Whipple. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to provide comprehensive technical support for projects related to gene expression regulation in neurons by non-coding RNAs. The primary responsibilities of this position are as follows: assist with experimental design; perform experiments involving mammalian cell culture, including mouse embryonic stem cells and mouse neurons; perform experiments using standard molecular cell biology techniques, including bacterial cloning, genetic engineering, flow cytometry, and high-throughput sequencing; collect and record data from experiments; process, organize, and summarize data. The successful candidate will perform tasks related to the research project independently, but subject to review by supervisor
This is a 1 year term position with possibility of extension contingent on performance and funding.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
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Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Background in and knowledge of biology or biological sciences.
B.S. degree in biology or biological sciences strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures is required. At least one year of laboratory research experience is strongly preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be well-organized with attention to detail. Must be self-motivated with excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
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: 53944BR
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