| The research activities of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concentrate on the molecular, cellular, and organismic adaptations and responses to nutrients, toxins, and radiation stress and explore the genetic basis controlling the heterogeneity of these interactions in experimental systems. Research in our department is focused on using interdisciplinary approaches to understand, prevent, and treat complex human diseases, which have the greatest impact on global human health.|
A position is open for a Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Gökhan Hotamisligil, one of the leading labs studying the interactions between metabolic and immune responses -- a rapidly growing field now recognized as "immunometabolism". Our research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma, with the goal of developing novel preventative and therapeutic treatments.
More information on the laboratory can be found at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/gsh-lab/
We are looking for a Research Assistant who is enthusiastic and excited about the work we do in our lab, and who wants to make a strong scientific contribution to our research. The Research Assistant will work with genetically engineered mouse models and perform a wide variety of physiology experiments, including studies implementing advanced physiological instrumentation and surgeries.
This is an opportunity to learn advanced techniques in molecular biology, protein and RNA purification and analysis, mammalian tissue culture, biochemical assays, immunostaining and microscopy. He/she will follow up experiments by organizing, processing and reporting data. The Research Assistant will be expected to actively participate in lab meetings and discussions.
The responsibilities of the Research Assistant include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping.
- Performing mouse metabolic physiology experiments.
- Processing mouse blood and tissue samples for protein and RNA analysis.
- Maintaining cell cultures and performing cell culture experiments.
- Assisting lab members with mouse physiology experiments.
- Analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data.
- Participation and intellectual contribution to lab meetings, journal clubs, and data discussions.
- Other duties as assigned.
Please Note: The finalist for this position will be required to pass an occupational health screen.
Please Note: This position has a term appointment of two years from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
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 Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
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