We are looking for a Research Assistant I in the laboratories of Drs. James Mitchell and Brendan Manning in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Research in these laboratories focuses on understanding how nutrient signals are sensed and co-ordinated to regulate metabolism and stress resistance using both cell and mouse models. The successful candidate will be engaged in a joint project across the two laboratories investigating the molecular mechanisms of pharmacological and dietary interventions to improve metabolic health. The position involves work with mammalian cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology and mice.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Use of molecular biology techniques - Mammalian tissue culture with established lines and primary cells - Biochemical assays - Proteomics - Metabolomics - Immunostaining - Microscopy - Husbandry, breeding, colony maintenace, genotyping and physiological and metabolic pheontyping of mouse strains maintaned within the laboratories - Organizing, processing, and reporting data (will be expected to participate and present in regular lab meetings) - Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from date of hire,with the possibility for extension.
PLEASE NOTE: The finalist will be required to pass an Occupational Health screening.
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.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
- 1+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Bachelor's Degree in a field of biological or biomedical sciences strongly preferred - Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including mammalian tissue culture, western blotting, DNA/RNA isolation, and/or RT-qPCR preferred - Experience in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel) preferred - Experience with mouse handling and husbandry, especially with metabolic phenotyping is a plus - Experience in cell metabolism research is a plus - High level of initiative and motivation; experience working independently and with a team. Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping 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.
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.