The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists and chemists who are working together to understand and clinically exploit the relevance of the human microbiome to health and disease.
They will isolate, culture, and maintain diverse anaerobic bacteria obtained from human samples.
Record results of experiments in a timely fashion according to standard laboratory techniques.
They will work within a larger team to perform a variety of tasks including culturing bacteria, verifying strain identity with PCR, extracting and fractionating culture medium to identify and isolate bioactive compounds, and performing a variety of cell-based immunological assays.
The candidate will be trained in operation of scientific equipment (e.g., NMR, LC, MS) requiring a high degree of skill and/or precision.
Perform related job duties as required in a dynamic work environment.
The candidate will be encouraged to use their creativity and initiative to design and improve upon existing processes as needed.
This is a grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of extension contingent on funding and work performance.
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 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.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
The successful candidate will have lab experience, familiar with microbiological techniques such a preparing media and culturing bacteria using aseptic technique (including PCR, which is used to verify strain identity).
College degree preferably in life sciences or in microbiology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, chemistry or related field. They must have; excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to work as part of a team, strong communication skills essential. Experience growing anaerobic bacteria, fractinating bacterial or other cell extracts, or performing cell-based assays a plus. Note: this is a 12-month term position with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and job performance.
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.
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. T...he 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.