A successful Research Assistant I candidate will perform laboratory research involving approaches from a variety of biological disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and bioinformatics, to decipher the mechanisms underlying the molecular basis of dietary protein restriction.
The selected Research Assistant will also be assisting on studies regarding the nutritional basis of protein restriction, for which they will be responsible for: - Breeding diverse mouse models, to design and test the biochemical and physiological aspects triggered by amino acid depravation. - Lab maintenance, i.e. ordering of supplies and making of common laboratory reagents.
The Research Assistant I will be expected to be part of a team of researchers and actively participate in regular laboratory meetings, discussions, and publications. It is expected that a successful candidate will also contribute to the advancement of research projects central to the laboratory while at the same time advance his or her research skills and development as a scientist.
The successful candidate will have experience or exposure to, the designing, formulating, preparing and testing different rodents diets with naturally sourced and semi-purified ingredients. In addition, experience with molecular methods for gene expression analysis, protein expression and microscopy is very helpful.
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 one year from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.
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!
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- 1+ years of experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- BA, BS, or MS in an area of the biological or chemical sciences preferred. - Past research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate level or beyond is preferred. Prior experience with rodent models is preferred.
Experience with reading and understanding scientific literature preferred. Experience communicating with other scientists, and working closely with others in the lab, is preferred. Excellent communication, organization, time management, and record-keeping skills preferred.
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.
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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